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Author Binétruy, P. (Pierre), author.

Title Gravity! : the quest for gravitational waves / Pierre Binétruy.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  531.14 B512g 2018    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 229) and index.
Contents Prologue. Transfigured night -- Gravity's rainbow : Galileo, Newton, Einstein -- General relativity : from the theory of gravity to a theory of the universe -- Observing the universe -- Inner space, outer space : so close and so far away -- The first moments : from inflation to the first light -- Dark energy and quantum vacuum -- Lecon de ténèbres : black holes -- Gravity turned into waves -- We did it! -- A new constellation in the sky : LISA -- Epilogue. Towards what future?
Summary "What familiar force do the Big Bang, the expansion of the Universe, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves all have in common? This dynamic book uncovers gravity as a key to understanding these fascinating phenomena that have so captivated public interest in recent years. Readers ... will explore the latest discoveries on how this ordinary force in our everyday lives powers the most colossal changes in the Universe. Written by the popular French public scientist and leading astrophysicist Pierre Binétruy, the book also explains the recent experimental confirmation of the existence of gravitational waves"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Gravitation -- Popular works.
Gravitational waves -- Popular works.
Gravity -- Popular works.
Gravitation. (OCoLC)fst00946866
Gravitational waves. (OCoLC)fst00946882
Gravity. (OCoLC)fst00946884
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author Expanded version of (work): Binétruy, P. (Pierre). Poursuite des ondes gravitationnelles.
ISBN 9780198796510 (hbk.)
019879651X (hbk.)

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