| |

Craxme.com

 Forgot password?
 Join
View: 46|Reply: 1
Collapse the left

[Others] The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe: By: Anil Ananthaswamy:

[Copy link]
Post time: 11-7-2018 16:43:46
| Show all posts |Read mode
The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe:

By: Anil Ananthaswamy:




In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own? Ananthaswamy soon finds himself at the ends of the earth in remote and sometimes dangerous places. Take the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet, where not even a blade of grass can survive. Its spectacularly clear skies and dry atmosphere allow astronomers to gather brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. Ananthaswamy takes us inside the European Southern Observatory s Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal, where four massive domes open to the sky each night "like dragons waking up." He also takes us deep inside an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota, where half-mile-thick rock shields physicists as they hunt for elusive dark matter particles. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the planet. They re building the world s largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein s theory of general relativity. The stories of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the Indian Astronomical Observatory in the Himalayas to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. An atmospheric, engaging, and illuminating read, The Edge of Physics depicts science as a human process, bringing cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

This post contains more resources

You have to Login for download or view attachment(s). No Account? Register

x

Rate

Number of participants 1Money +55 Collapse Reason
Pedro_P + 55 Thanks for sharing.

View Rating Log

Reply

Use magic Report

 Author| Post time: 11-7-2018 16:58:39
| Show all posts
Edited by asky332000 at 11-7-2018 07:30 PM

The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self:
Anil Ananthaswamy:



If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers.

—Albert Camus

WHO IS THE ONE WHO SAYS, “I DON’T EXIST”?

Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughters and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. . . . These things that we suffer all come from the brain. . . . Madness comes from its moistness.
—Hippocrates

THE BOOK IS SIMPLY ABOUT MODERN THEORIES OF "I" THAT IS SELF.

This post contains more resources

You have to Login for download or view attachment(s). No Account? Register

x
Reply

Use magic Report

You have to log in before you can reply Login | Join

Points Rules

Mobile|Dark room|CraxMe UA-106553710-1

19-7-2018 09:41 AM GMT+5.5

Powered by Discuz! X3

Release 20130801, © 2001-2018 Comsenz Inc.

MultiLingual version, Rev. 259, © 2009-2018 codersclub.org

Quick Reply To Top Return to the list