No Shadow of a Doubt by Daniel Kennefick audiobook

No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

By Daniel Kennefick
Read by L. J. Ganser

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684571468

  • ISBN: 9781684571468

Runtime: 13.69 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity.

In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century's most celebrated scientific experiment. The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity. Today, Einstein's theory is scientific fact. Yet the effort to "weigh light" by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May 29, 1919, solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism. Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed? Did the pacifist Eddington falsify evidence to foster peace after a horrific war by validating the theory of a German antiwar campaigner? In No Shadow of a Doubt, Daniel Kennefick provides definitive answers by offering the most comprehensive and authoritative account of how expedition scientists overcame war, bad weather, and equipment problems to make the experiment a triumphant success.

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Author Bio: Daniel Kennefick

Author Bio: Daniel Kennefick Daniel Kennefick is associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is the author of Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves and a coauthor of An Einstein Encyclopedia.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 13.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English