Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space / Janna Levin.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|De Soto Public Library||539.75 LEV (Text)||33858000097578||New Books||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0307958191 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780307958198 (hardback)
- Physical Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Inc 2016
|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.
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|Subject:||Black holes (Astronomy).