How the Universe Got Its Spots

How the Universe Got Its Spots
Author : Janna Levin
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2023-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9780691232270
ISBN 13 : 069123227X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Universe Got Its Spots Book Description:

Mixing memoir and visionary science, a leading astrophysicist’s groundbreaking personal account of her life and ideas Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of this book, which established her as one of the most direct, unorthodox, and creative voices in contemporary science. As Levin sets out to determine how big “really big” may be, she offers a rare intimate look at the daily life of an innovative physicist, complete with jet lag and the tensions between personal relationships and the extreme demands of scientific exploration. Nimbly explaining geometry, topology, chaos, and string theory, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day reveal the size of the cosmos. The result is a thrilling story of cosmology by one of its leading thinkers.

How the Universe Got Its Spots
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Janna Levin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023-01-10 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Mixing memoir and visionary science, a leading astrophysicist’s groundbreaking personal account of her life and ideas Is the universe infinite or just really
Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel
Language: de
Pages: 224
Authors: Menno Schilthuizen
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-30 - Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jed
History's 9 Most Insane Rulers
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Scott Rank
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-12 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Madness and Power. Can the insane rule? Can insanity be a leadership quality? Scott Rank says yes (well, sometimes) in this fascinating look at nine of history
The Importance of Being Interested
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Robin Ince
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-07 - Publisher: Atlantic Books

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he
Space Oddities
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Marie Lathers
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-03 - Publisher: A&C Black

A fascinating new perspective on the Space Race combining brilliant film scholarship with gender studies and feminist theory.
What Really Happens When You Die?
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew McLauchlin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-08 - Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

What happens to us when we die? It's a question that has exercised humanity's finest minds for thousands of years. Most have sought the answer in religion; othe
The Center of the World
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: June Howard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on the fiction of the United States and considers the place of the
Myth, Metaphor and Science
Language: en
Pages: 117
Authors: Alan Wall
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-01 - Publisher: University of Chester

This book explores the way in which language is used in fiction, poetry and science. It examines the role of metaphor in structuring our thought, and questions
Contemporary Authors
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Lisa Kumar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06 - Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. In
The Incorporeal God
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Dr. Feridoun Shawn Shahmoradian
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-29 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

The Incorporeal God: An insight into the higher realms This is an awakening collection of essays, lucidly manifested to discern fact from fiction, where epistem