Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674971660
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 157,043
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Govert Schilling is an astronomy journalist and writer based in the Netherlands.

Martin Rees is a cosmologist and space scientist based in Cambridge, England. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal.

Table of Contents

Foreword Martin Rees vii

Introduction 1

1 A Spacetime Appetizer 5

2 Relatively Speaking 22

3 Einstein on Trial 40

4 Wave Talk and Bar Fights 60

5 The Lives of Stars 77

6 Clockwork Precision 94

7 Laser Quest 112

8 The Path to Perfection 129

9 Creation Stories 150

10 Cold Case 167

11 Gotcha 186

12 Black Magic 206

13 Nanoscienee 226

14 Follow-Up Questions 246

15 Space Invaders 267

16 Surf's Up for Einstein Wave Astronomy 288

Notes and Further Redding 307

Acknowledgments 320

Illustration Credits 321

Index 323

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