Record Details


Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space / Janna Levin.

Levin, Janna, (author.).

Additional Content For This Title

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library 539.75 LEV (Text) 33858000097578 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on.
Summary, etc.: "In 1916, Einstein became the first to predict the existence of gravitational waves: sounds without a material medium generated by the unfathomably energy-producing collision of black holes. Now, Janna Levin, herself an astrophysicist, recounts the storyof the search, over the last fifty years, for these elusive waves--a quest that has culminated in the creation of the most expensive project ever funded by the National Science Foundation ($1 billion-plus). She makes clear the how the waves are created in the cosmic collision of black holes, and why the waves can never be detected by telescope. And, most revealingly, she delves into the lives and fates of the four scientists currently engaged in--and obsessed with--discerning this soundtrack of the universe's history. Levin's account of the surprises, disappointments, achievements, and risks of this unfolding story provides us with a uniquely compelling and intimate portrait of the people and processes of modern science"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Black holes (Astronomy).
Gravitational waves.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

Additional Resources