Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

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Authors Govert Schilling
Year 2017
Pages 340
Publisher Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780674971660
File Size 2.64 MB
File Format PDF
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"The detection of gravitational waves - ripples in spacetime - by the Ligo-Virgo observatories has already been called the scientific coup of this century and lead to the scientists responsible being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector's astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance." QR Code Online