Ripples in Spacetime

Ripples in Spacetime

Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

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It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now. Decades in the making, this momentous discovery has given scientists a new understanding of the cataclysmic events that shape the universe and a new confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Ripples in Spacetime is an engaging account of the international effort to complete Einstein's project, capture his elusive ripples, and launch an era of gravitational-wave astronomy that promises to explain, more vividly than ever before, our universe's structure and origin.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780674971660
Branch Call Number: 539.75 SCH 2017
Characteristics: xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Ripples in space time

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