Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe

Author: Katsuhiko Sato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792354598

Category: Science

Page: 316

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How old is our Universe? At what speed is our Universe expanding? Is our universe flat or curved? How is the hierarchical structure of the present Universe formed? The purpose of IAU Symposium 183 on the Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe was to encourage a state-of-the-art discussion and assessment of cosmology by putting together the latest observational data and theoretical ideas on the evolution of the universe and cosmological parameters. In this volume, excellent reviews on these subjects by distinguished scientists are included. The first article by M.S. Longair, `Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe: Progress and Prospect', is a magnificent general review which can be understood by non-specialists. The other reviews include Hubble Constants (W.L. Freedman, G.A. Tammann), Microwave Background Radiation (R.B. Partridge, N. Sugiyama), Galaxy Formation and Evolution (R.S. Ellis) and Alternative Cosmological Models (J.V. Narlikar). In addition to the reviews, recent observational and theoretical developments by outstanding active scientists are included.

Across the Universe

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486085

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3986

Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Passengers! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES? Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber. Someone tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

Poetry of the Universe

Author: Robert Osserman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307790584

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1154

In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell and James Watson's The Double Helix, Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the book explores teh leaps of imagination and vision in mathematics that have helped pioneer our understanding of the world around us.

"Mimicking the Universe"

Das Verhältnis der Lyrik zur 'Realität' bei Simon Armitage

Author: Cornelius Hoffmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643127162

Category: English poetry

Page: 350

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Author: Kevin Kienert

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842343442


Page: 332

View: 2985

Das Buch mit dem Titel: "Universe: Nicht - Ich," ist ein weiteres Werk aus der Buchserie: Universe.

Life in the Universe

The Abundance of Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Author: James Newsome Pierce

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424517

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

View: 3596

This book explores the science of extraterrestrial life, with a particular emphasis on the existence of intelligent alien civilizations. It introduces the reader to the basic chemistry associated with life on Earth and describes the planetary and stellar environments that allow us to exist. It also discusses the likelihood of alien life developing at other locations in our galaxy, along with the possibility that we will meet or communicate with them. This book is suitable for use as a text in an introductory "Life in the Universe" course. REVIEWS: Blog Critics Magazine written by Regis Schilken

Das Marvel Cinematic Universe – Anatomie einer Hyperserie

Theorie, Ästhetik, Ökonomie

Author: Peter Vignold

Publisher: Schüren Verlag

ISBN: 3741000477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 7416

Das seit 2008 kontinuierlich expandierende Marvel Cinematic Universe gilt als das kommerziell erfolgreichste Filmfranchise der Gegenwart. Die hohe Erfolgsquote des mittlerweile zur Walt Disney Corporation gehörenden Marvel Studios hat eine Reihe von unterschiedlich weit fortgeschrittenen Nachahmungsbemühungen seitens Hollywood in Gang gesetzt, die Formel des Cinematic Universe auf ihre eigenen Filmfranchises zu übertragen. Was aber ist ein Cinematic Universe und wie unterscheidet es sich von einer herkömmlichen Fortsetzungsserie im Kino? Dieser Frage wird anhand einer Untersuchung des Marvel Cinematic Universe am Ende seiner zweiten "Phase" nachgegangen.

The Universe

Visions and Perspectives

Author: N. Dadhich,Ajit K. Kembhavi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792362104

Category: Medical

Page: 346

View: 6436

This volume contains a number of essays by experts in areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics including cosmology, classical and quantum gravity, string theory and relativistic astrophysics. It will provide the reader with excellent reviews of current research in these frontier areas. Several of the essays emphasise alternative views of the Universe by leading astronomers and physicists who are known for their pioneering contributions. The volume is dedicated to Professor Jayant Narlikar, who has concerned himself with fundamental issues in cosmology and gravitation theory over a long and distinguished research career.

God, Or Balance in the Universe

Author: Jay Thomas Willis

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741436418

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 104

View: 3578

Out of our tendency to believe in something bigger than ourselves, we created an all-powerful God, this God is supposed to be capable of supplying all of our needs. It is considered here that this God in the Bible is a myth handed down through fables, folklores and allegories. There is no supernatural God, only a Balance in the Universe, this balance keeps the Universe in perfect motion, and supplies all the necessary resources needed for this magnificient creation to continue. We will reach our ultimate development when we learn to believe and trust in each other.

Images of the Universe

Author: Carole Stott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424196

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 7056

Articles written by amateur and professional astronomers discuss such topics as the first one second of the universe, the Milky Way, our surrounding planets, and when and how our universe was created

God, Life, Intelligence and the Universe

Author: Hilary D. Regan,Terence J. Kelly

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 9780958639965

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 4581

The task given to the authors of the essays in this collection-3 scholars from 3 different continents-was to examine the phenomenon of intelligence. Human and animal intelligence is known to us. Extra-terrestrial intelligence and artificial intelligence are now serious topics for debate and discussion. The possibilities of extra-terrestrial intelligence and yet-to-be developed forms of artificial intelligence pose questions about how intelligent animals are and what the implications are for our concept of God and the salvific work of Christ. Contributors are: Anna Foerst (USA), John Puddefoot (UK) and Mark Worthing (Australia).

Pathways to the Universe

Author: Sir Francis Graham-Smith,Sir Bernard Lovell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521320047

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 7551

Explains how to become an astronomer, looks at the types of telescopes being used to study the universe, and discusses the moon, planets, comets, the sun, supernovas, galaxies, and pulsars

Life in the Universe

From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on other Worlds

Author: Joseph Seckbach,Julian Chela-Flores,Tobias Owen,FRANCOIS Raulin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402023712

Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 8637

closetoStockholm,StanleyMillergavetheopeninglectureofaconferenceontheMol- ularEvolutionofLife. OnapictureItook,asaco-arrangeroftheseevents,Stanleyisseen approachinginhisusual,modestway,morefocussedonscienti?cdiscussionthanonthe camera. Last but not least, I shall tell you the true story about when we learned that Stanley isanenthusiasticenvironmentalist,inthebestsenseoftheword. About25yearsago,in Stockholm, Stanley, my wife and I strolled in the King's Garden. Its elmtrees were full 7 J. Seckbach et al. (eds. ), Life in the Universe,7–8. C 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 8 of young people who, some even spending nights in the trees, prevented the authorities from removing the elmtrees, by ax and saw. Also Stanley signed a petition to save the elmtrees—andtheyweresaved! Stanley, I believe that your greatness as a scientist and as a friend must be linked to the many facets of your wonderful personality. We much look forward to your lecture. THE BEGINNING OF CHEMICAL EVOLUTION EXPERIMENTS Recollections and Perspectives 1 2 3 S. L. MILLER , J. L. BADA , and A.

The Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Author: Malcolm S. Longair,J. Einasto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027708953

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 952

The significance of the present IAU symposium, "The Large Scale Structure of the Universe", fortunately requires no elaboration by the editors. The quality of the wide range of observational and theoretical astrophysics contained in this volume speaks for itself. The published version of the proceedings contains all the contributions presented at the symposium with the exception of the introductory lecture by V. A. Ambartsumian. Contributed papers, short contributions and discussions have been included according to the recommendations of the IAU. Many people contributed to the success of the symposium. First of all, thanks are due to the USSR Academy of Sciences and to the Estonian Academy of Sciences for sponsoring this symposium in Tallinn. The efforts of Academician K. Rebane, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, are particularly appreciated. The astronomical hosts of the symposium were the members of the W. Struve Astrophysical Observatory of Tartu who made outstanding efforts to lavish participants with Estonian hospitality which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them and their guests. The members of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees are listed below and we thank all of them for their contributions which were central to the success of the symposium. In addition are listed members of the Technical Organising Committee who were responsible for all details of the organisation and whose vigilance ensured that all aspects of the symposium ran smoothly and efficiently. Their contributions are all gratefully acknowledged.

Masks of the Universe

Changing Ideas on the Nature of the Cosmos

Author: Edward Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139437424

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 509

To the ancient Greeks the universe consisted of earth, air, fire, and water. To Saint Augustine it was the Word of God. To many modern scientists it is the dance of atoms and waves, and in years to come it may be different again. What then is the real Universe? History shows that in every age each society constructs its own universe, believing it to be the real and final Universe. Yet each universe is only a model or mask of the unknown Universe. Originally published in 2003, this book brings together fundamental scientific, philosophical, and religious issues in cosmology, raising thought-provoking questions. In every age people have pitied the universes of their ancestors, convinced that they have at last discovered the ultimate truth. Does the modern model stand at the threshold of discovering everything, or will it, like all the rest, come to be pitied?

A Universe of Atoms, An Atom in the Universe

Author: Mark P. Silverman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387954370

Category: Computers

Page: 417

View: 1522

Though they deal with subtle concepts, the discussions use little mathematics, and anyone with some college physics will be able to read the book with pleasure."--BOOK JACKET.

Intricate Maze of the Universe

Author: Tajeco

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438913508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 7547

Intricate Maze of the Universe is the second published book by author Tajeco. His first book, Infinite Floetry, was released in 2001. This new book is a continuation of the first, consisting of poetry, lyrics, observations, social commentary, and imaginative word play. Intricate Maze of the Universe captures the highlights from Tajeco's unpublished books #5 through #8, written between January 8, 2001, and July 13, 2008. Tajeco believes we should not distance ourselves mentally or spiritually from other people on this planet, simply because we live in different apartments, houses, towns, cities, states, countries, or continents. Here we are, on our Earth, part of our Sun's solar system, in the Milky Way Galaxy, among billions of galaxies in this vast amount of space. Journey into the depths of your mind, and take your time, as you make your way through the Intricate Maze of the Universe.

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624476

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 4336

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.