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Beyond existence

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Gravity is responsible not only for the existence of stars and planets; it also creates the weirdest objects imaginable. A body with mass greater than 1.4 solar masses cannot remain a white dwarf and ... More


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


Introduction

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about social and cultural aspects of the history of unlawful hunting in England during the period from 1485 to 1640. This book ... More


Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Hideki Asada, Toshifumi Futamase, and Peter Hogan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584109
eISBN:
9780191723421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book focuses attention on two aspects of equations of motion in general relativity: the motion of extended bodies(stars) and the motion of small black holes. The objective is to offer a guide to ... More


Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Alan Scott

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

It was widely assumed by intellectuals from antiquity to the Middle Ages that the beauty and regularity of the heavens was a sign of their superior life. Through this belief the stars gained an ... More


Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Alastair Fowler

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. Although the stars were important astrologically, this is at best a ... More


What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Joshua S. Bloom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest—and, until recently, among the least understood—cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the Cold War, these evanescent high-energy explosions ... More


. An Entire Cosmology

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes a display suggesting an entire cosmology, composed of 20 to 30 hand-colored mimeographs that have been taped together end on end. Two men in the central panel of the display ... More


 Liturgical Time: Franz Rosenzweig's “Star of Redemption”

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attends to Rosenzweig's attempt to reestablish the relationship God–word–world, which was shattered in modernity. This provides the basis to rehabilitate a notion of miracle and the ... More


Conclusion

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Examination of the starry heavens is usually regarded as an impractical use of the intellect. But the study of the impractical has far-reaching implications and the astronomical advances of a few ... More


Stellar Magnetism

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Most stars appear to show some degree of magnetic activity. For example, the varying magnetic field of the Sun shows up in the familiar sun-spot cycle. Similar behaviour is observationally inferred ... More


Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507666
eISBN:
9780191709876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507666.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book reviews both the historical observations of supernovae (SNe) seen in our Galaxy over the last two millennia — and recorded in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) as ‘guest stars’, Europe and ... More


Stellar-Mass Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines stellar-mass black holes. The empirical study of black holes began in the 1960s with the discovery of quasars and the advent of X-ray astronomy. X-ray detectors could detect ... More


Formation and Evolution of Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the formation and evolution of black holes. Stellar-mass black holes are generally understood to be created in supernova explosions that mark the end of the life of a massive ... More


Future Prospects

F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green

in Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507666
eISBN:
9780191709876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507666.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The main emphasis in this brief chapter is the prospect of uncovering further reports of potential SNe in the history of Europe, East Asia, the Arab lands, India, and Babylon. Possible further ... More


The Progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts

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/9780691145570.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the object or objects responsible for gramma-ray bursts (GRBs). Until now, there are few absolute certainties with regard to the progenitors of GRBs. One clear standout is the ... 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


Coming in from the cold

D. W. Yalden and U. Albarella

in The History of British Birds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

This chapter covers the period from about 15,000 years ago, as the ice sheets of the Last Glaciation retreated, through the Late Glacial and Younger Dryas periods and the post-glacial warming at ... More


Professionalism and Commercialism

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

London, New York, Paris, and Vienna became important musical centers as a consequence of the social and economic conditions that gave rise to an active concert life in each of them. The 19th century ... More


 The Children

Suzanne Vromen

in Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181289
eISBN:
9780199870752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter is based on interviews with formerly hidden children and is illustrated by numerous quotes. It describes various responses to the wearing of the yellow star and the desperate search for ... More


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