The Unknown Universe

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781781855737
Size: 14.45 MB
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On 21 March 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early Universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology, on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct. The map contains anomalies that challenge our understanding of the Universe. It will force us to revisit what is known and what is unknown, to construct a new model of our Universe. This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton's famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten, if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What's at the bottom of a black hole? Are there Universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?

We Have No Idea

Author: Jorge Cham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473660182
Size: 16.74 MB
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'This witty book reveals the humbling vastness of our ignorance about the universe, along with charming insights into what we actually do understand' Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of. So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. This is a book for fans of Brian Cox and What If. This highly entertaining highly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who's curious about all the great mysteries physicists are going to solve next.

Exploring The Physics Of The Unknown Universe

Author: Milo Wolff
Publisher: Technotran
ISBN: 0962778702
Size: 17.86 MB
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Follow a trail of scientific clues and ideas from the Greeks to Newton, Mach, Clifford, Einstein, Dirac, Feynman, and beyond to modern galactic astronomy, as Wolff conducts an investigation of the fundamental particles and their relationship to the structure of the universe, proposing an answer to the question, "Is there a unification theory of physics?" 46 illustrations. (Technotran Press)

The Unknown Universe

Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher:
ISBN: 1601630034
Size: 16.87 MB
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Examines the make-up of the universe in relation to gravity, the creation of stars, the concept of the new string theory, cosmic rays, black holes, and other scientific discoveries.

The Unknown Universe

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781855706
Size: 14.61 MB
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On 21 March 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early Universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology, on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct. The map contains anomalies that challenge our understanding of the Universe. It will force us to revisit what is known and what is unknown, to construct a new model of our Universe. This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton's famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten, if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What's at the bottom of a black hole? Are there Universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?