Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Author:   Ron Cowen ,  John Patrick Walsh
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
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Publication Date:   06 May 2019
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Author:   Ron Cowen ,  John Patrick Walsh
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:   Blackstone Publishing
Edition:   Library Edition
ISBN:  

9781982626808


ISBN 10:   1982626801
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
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Einstein's general theory of relativity radically changed our notions of space, gravity, and time. Gravity's Century takes us from Einstein's struggle to develop his theory up to the modern day-when the detection of gravitational waves from black holes has confirmed general relativity's most audacious claims, even as scientists are still trying to reconcile the theory with the other great idea of twentieth-century physics, quantum mechanics. -- David Spergel, Princeton University A clear and compelling narrative about the development of our understanding of gravity and the universe, powered by Einstein and his cohorts. Cowen weaves together the historical and personal events leading to this revolution and brings us up to date with the ideas and speculations that will likely forge an even newer and more radical understanding of the nature of the world. -- George F. Smoot, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics Cowen is a gifted science writer and storyteller, and the story is amazing! -- John C. Mather, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate A brief history of the past one hundred years of experimentation related to Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes, and more...A fine introduction to the basics. -- Kirkus Reviews


A brief history of the past one hundred years of experimentation related to Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes, and more...A fine introduction to the basics. -- Kirkus Reviews


A clear and compelling narrative about the development of our understanding of gravity and the universe, powered by Einstein and his cohorts. Cowen weaves together the historical and personal events leading to this revolution and brings us up to date with the ideas and speculations that will likely forge an even newer and more radical understanding of the nature of the world. -- George F. Smoot, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics Cowen is a gifted science writer and storyteller, and the story is amazing! -- John C. Mather, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Einstein's general theory of relativity radically changed our notions of space, gravity, and time. Gravity's Century takes us from Einstein's struggle to develop his theory up to the modern day-when the detection of gravitational waves from black holes has confirmed general relativity's most audacious claims, even as scientists are still trying to reconcile the theory with the other great idea of twentieth-century physics, quantum mechanics. -- David Spergel, Princeton University A brief history of the past one hundred years of experimentation related to Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes, and more...A fine introduction to the basics. -- Kirkus Reviews


Cowen is a gifted science writer and storyteller, and the story is amazing! -- John C. Mather, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Einstein's general theory of relativity radically changed our notions of space, gravity, and time. Gravity's Century takes us from Einstein's struggle to develop his theory up to the modern day-when the detection of gravitational waves from black holes has confirmed general relativity's most audacious claims, even as scientists are still trying to reconcile the theory with the other great idea of twentieth-century physics, quantum mechanics. -- David Spergel, Princeton University A clear and compelling narrative about the development of our understanding of gravity and the universe, powered by Einstein and his cohorts. Cowen weaves together the historical and personal events leading to this revolution and brings us up to date with the ideas and speculations that will likely forge an even newer and more radical understanding of the nature of the world. -- George F. Smoot, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics A brief history of the past one hundred years of experimentation related to Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes, and more...A fine introduction to the basics. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Ron Cowen has written for National Geographic, Nature, the New York Times, Science, Science News, Scientific American, and U.S. News & World Report, and is a guest commentator on NPR's Science Friday. He has received the American Institute of Physics's Science Writing Award (twice) as well as the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society's Popular Writing Award (twice). John Patrick Walsh is an experience voice talent and television and stage actor. He began doing voice-over work in Los Angeles before studying improv with Bill Applebaum. He has appeared in 30 Rock, All My Children, As the World Turns, and General Hospital, among other shows.

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