The Unknown Universe

Author: Stuart Clark
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781781855737
Size: 14.92 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: 10.84 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.

The Unknown Universe

Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher:
ISBN: 1601630034
Size: 20.21 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.

Exploring The Physics Of The Unknown Universe

Author: Milo Wolff
Publisher: Technotran
ISBN: 0962778702
Size: 17.64 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)

Knowing The Unknown Ii Mysteries Of The Universe Past Present And Future

Author: Manohar Lal Ph. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982680910
Size: 17.21 MB
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KNOWING THE UNKNOWN - II Mysteries of the Universe Past, Present, and Future In this second book in the series on Knowing the Unknown: Mysteries of the Universe - Past, Present, and Future, we address the question, 'Where am I?' Dr. Lal takes the readers on an exciting journey that unfolds a panoramic view of science and the Universe. An interesting feature of this book is that it explains most of the ideas in simple terms, as we search for the ultimate truth about: * Science and the Unanswered Questions * Space, Time, Matter, and Energy * Origin and Evolution of Universe * Frontiers and Future of Science * Top Ten Mysteries of Science The book provides a unique perspective on the origin, evolution, current frontiers, and future of science. Our journey starts when man first appears on this planet. We see how science and religion originate. As the journey continues, we cross various milestones in science. Newton explains motion and gravity; Maxwell explains electromagnetism and light waves; Einstein gives the world his theories of relativity, changing the notions of time, space, and gravity. Planck defines the quanta of energy, and Schrodinger introduces quantum mechanics. Then, we visit the entire Universe - its origin, evolution, stars, galaxies, and black holes. During the journey, we come across the unsolved mysteries of science. We discover several questions that remain unanswered. We discuss them, and prepare a list of the top ten mysteries of science. Towards the end of our journey, we summarize the essence of science, and visit its frontiers. We also make predictions, and get a glimpse of the future of science and of the exciting discoveries that lie ahead. As we complete the journey, we search for the ultimate answer. While searching for the ultimate truth, we highlight and inject some fresh ideas concerning the top ten mysteries of science. This book is meant for readers with some interest in science. The book inspires readers and heighten their scientific interest in science. It should motivate and encourage young scientists to unfold the remaining mysteries of science. After reading the book, the readers would come to appreciate the beauty and elegance of science.The book can also serve as a textbook on the history of science.

The 4 Percent Universe

Author: Richard Panek
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780741246
Size: 16.65 MB
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It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark matter” and the even stranger substance called “dark energy”. These are perhaps the greatest mysteries in science,and solving them will reshape our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The stakes could not be higher. Panek’s fast-paced narrative, filled with original, in-depth reporting and intimate, behind-the-scenes details, brings this epic story to life for the very first time.