Gravitational Waves: How Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe

Gravitational Waves: How Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe

by Brian Clegg

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ISBN-13: 9781785783210
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Series: Hot Science
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,012,938
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brian Clegg’s most recent books are The Reality Frame (Icon, 2017), What Colour is the Sun? (Icon, 2016) and Ten Billion Tomorrows (St Martin’s Press, 2016). His Dice World and A Brief History of Infinity were both longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. He has also written Big Data for the Hot Science series. Brian has written for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Nature, BBC Focus, Physics World, The Times and The Observer. Brian is editor of popularscience.co.uk and blogs at brianclegg.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Timeline xiii

1 14 September 2015 1

2 What is a wave? 11

3 Einstein's baby 25

4 The gravitational wave challenge 39

5 Dance of the neutron stars 55

6 Magic mirrors 67

7 False hopes 89

8 The great wave 113

9 Looking to the future 127

Further reading 155

Index 157

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