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Is Einstein Still Right?: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and the Quest to Verify Einstein's Greatest Creation
 

Is Einstein Still Right?: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and the Quest to Verify Einstein's Greatest Creation (Hardback)

By Will, Clifford M.
By Yunes, Nicolas

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    16 Jul 20

Albert Einstein is often viewed as the icon of genius, and his theories are admired for their beauty and correctness. Yet the final judge of any theory is the rigorous test of experiment, not the fame of its inventor or the allure of its mathematics. For decades, general relativi...ty has passed test after test with flying colors, including some remarkable new tests using the recently detected gravitational waves. Still, there are reasons for doubt. Einstein's theory of gravity, as beautiful as it is, seems to be in direct contradiction with another theory he helped create: quantum mechanics. Until recently, this was considered to be a purely academic affair. But as more and more data pour in from the most distant corners of the universe, hinting at bizarre stuff called < dark energy> and < dark matter,> some scientists have begun to explore the possibility that Einstein's theory may not provide a complete picture of the cosmos. This book chronicles the latest adventures of scientists as they put Einstein's theory to the test in ever more precise and astonishing ways, and in ever more extreme situations, when gravity is unfathomably intense and rapidly churning. From the explosions of neutron stars and the collisions of black holes to the modern scientific process as a means to seek truth and understanding in the cosmos, this book takes the reader on a journey of learning and discovery that has been 100 years in the making.
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ISBN 9780198842125
Released AU 16 Jul 2020
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780198842125
Stock Release date is 16 July 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 16 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Will, Clifford M.
By Yunes, Nicolas
Category Astronomy, Space & Time
Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Physics
Relativity Physics
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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