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What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Gamma-Ray Bursts as Probes of the Universe

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on how gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are emerging as unique tools in the study of broad areas of astronomy and physics by virtue of their special properties. The unassailable fact ... More


HARLOW SHAPLEY: DEFINING OUR GALAXY

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins by providing a brief description of Harlow Shapley's biography and early life. It then discusses Harlow's life as a student of the University of Missouri and Princeton. It ... More


The First Galaxies in the Universe

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the most exciting frontiers in astrophysics today: the quest to understand how the oldest and most distant galaxies in our ... More


Physics of Galaxy Evolution

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines galaxies in some detail from a largely theoretical perspective. Along the way, one must bear in mind that, although the described progression of events in this chapter is ... More


Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Adolfo Plasencia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The place of discovery and generation of human knowledge has become a somewhat fuzzy area, and it is at the crossroads of equally blurred disciplines where new glimpses of the future occur. This book ... More


The Self-Organizing Social Mind

John Bolender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book proposes a new explanation for the forms of social relations. It argues that the core of social-relational cognition exhibits beauty—in the physicist’s sense of the word, associated with ... More


Exploring the Universe With a Microscope

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Results from the LHC can expand our knowledge of the early stages of the universe. The connection between the world of particle physics and the structure of our universe is probably one of the most ... More


External Bayesian Analysis for Computer Simulators *

Michael Goldstein

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Computer simulators offer a powerful approach for studying complex physical systems. We consider their use in current practice and the role of external uncertainty in bridging the gap between the ... More


The Context of the Extreme Right

della Porta and Caiani Wagemann

in Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641260
eISBN:
9780191738654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641260.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 introduces to the political, social and cultural opportunities for the extreme right in Germany, Italy and the United States, pointing at the mix of similarities and differences between the ... More


Epilogue

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the fate of the science fiction magazines during the 1950s nuclear age, by which time most science fiction magazines in pulp science fiction formats had disappeared. It notes ... More


Introduction and Cosmological Background

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the essential aspects of the modern cosmological paradigm for understanding the formation of the first galaxies in the Universe. The basic question that cosmology attempts to ... More


The Intergalactic Medium

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines the intergalactic medium (IGM). Although much of astronomy focuses on the luminous material inside galaxies, the majority of matter today—and the vast majority at z > 6—actually ... More


The Lyman-α‎ Line as a Probe of the Early Universe

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter investigates a number of specific observational probes of the high-redshift Universe. It examines the Lyman-α‎ line, an extraordinarily rich and useful—albeit complex—probe of both ... More


Other Probes of the First Galaxies

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses several other ways to probe structures during the cosmic dawn. It first turns to secondary anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background, which are generated as the photons ... More


Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Karel Schrijver and Iris Schrijver

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ... More


Is the Earth at the Center of the Universe?

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author comments on the presentation called “Evidence for an Earth-Centered Universe,” delivered by Mark Matthews during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in ... More


Nonlocal Gravity and Dark Matter

Bahram Mashhoon

in Nonlocal Gravity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198803805
eISBN:
9780191842313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803805.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The implications of linearized NLG for the gravitational physics of the Solar System, spiral galaxies and nearby clusters of galaxies are critically examined in this chapter. In the Newtonian regime, ... More


The quasar enigma

Malcolm Longair

in A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The quasar story goes back to May 1933, when radio astronomy was born. Surveys of the radio sky had revealed a population of extragalactic radio sources, and a few of them were associated with nearby ... More


Linear Growth of Cosmological Perturbations

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter shows that, after cosmological recombination, the Universe had entered the “dark ages,” during which the relic cosmic microwave background (CMB) light from the Big Bang gradually faded ... More


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