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The Cosmic Mystery Tour: A High-Speed Journey Through Space & Time

The Cosmic Mystery Tour: A High-Speed Journey Through Space & Time

by Nicholas Mee


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on April 1, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198831860
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Mee studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He achieved a top distinction in Part III of the Mathematical Tripos of the University of Cambridge and gained his PhD there in theoretical particle physics, with the thesis Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics and Geometry. He is also author of the award-winning popular science book Higgs Force: Cosmic Symmetry Shattered, and co-author of The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics (OUP, 2017).

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Laws of The Cosmos
1. The Path to Immortality
2. The Rosetta Stone and Quantum Waves
3. We're Having a Field Day!
4. Cosmic Ripples
5. Lovely LISA
6. Animated Atom Boy
7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
8. Forces of the World Unite!
9. Most of the Universe is Missing!
Part II: The History, Geography and Architecture of the Cosmos
10. From Genesis to Revelation!
11. The Battle for the Cosmos
12. Alchemical Furnaces of the Cosmos
13. Diamonds in the Sky
14. From the Leviathan to the Behemoth
15. The Crab and the Jellyfish
16. The Ultimate Heavy Metal Space Rock
17. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
18. Cosmic Spacequakes
19. Doctor Atomic and the Black Hole
20. Supermassive Black Holes
Part III: The Biology of the Cosmos
21. The Gorgon's Head!
22. Raise Your Glasses to the Skies!
23. Life, But Not as We Know It!
24. To Boldly Go...
25. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
26. Where is Everybody?