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Absolute space?

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/9780199228966.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Radio astronomy, as first applied by Penzias and Wilson, showed that all space is permeated by a low level of radiation. This is left over from the big bang at the beginning of the universe and is a ... More


Astrophysical Lasers

Vladilen Letokhov and Sveneric Johansson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548279
eISBN:
9780191720512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548279.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Progress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular clouds. Progress in ... More


International Networks and Institutional Life

Indira Chowdhury

in Growing the Tree of Science: Homi Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466900
eISBN:
9780199087211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466900.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

At his institute, Bhabha drew on an international scientific network that he was acquainted with to train Indian scientists. He also utilized the network for obtaining information about Indian ... More


From Brainwaves to Outer Space: John Cage and Karl Jansky

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The natural electromagnetic sound compositions Music for Solo Performer and Whistlers gained Alvin Lucier a reputation in experimental music for working “from brainwaves to outer space,” including in ... More


Thomas Ashcraft: Electroreceptor

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The artwork and independent science of Thomas Ashcraft is presented. The chronicling of microorganism specimens from rain barrels on his property is correlated to recordings of electromagnetic ... More


Alien Phenomenology

Ian Bogost

in Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678976
eISBN:
9781452948447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678976.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the concept of alien phenomenology. SETI’s (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) fundamental assumption states that if there is life in the universe, it ought to be able to ... More


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