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

Levin, Janna, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 539.754 LEVIN (Text) 33946003116550 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 539.794 LEV (Text) 31951004113467 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 539.754 Levin (Text) 78292000354747 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307958198
  • ISBN: 0307958191
  • ISBN: 9780307948489
  • ISBN: 030794848X
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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 story of 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 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: Gravitational waves.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Schwarzes Loch.
Gravitationswelle.
Erforschung.

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