Ripples in Spacetime by Govert Schilling audiobook

Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

By Govert Schilling , with Martin Rees
Read by Joel Richards

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541413047

  • ISBN: 9781541413047

Runtime: 11.51 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Ripples in Spacetime is an engaging account of the international effort to complete Einstein's project, capture his elusive ripples, and launch an era of gravitational-wave astronomy that promises to explain, more vividly than ever before, our universe’s structure and origin.

The quest for gravitational waves involved years of risky research and many personal and professional struggles that threatened to derail one of the world's largest scientific endeavors. Govert Schilling takes listeners to sites where these stories unfolded—including Japan's KAGRA detector, Chile's Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the South Pole's BICEP detectors, and the United States' LIGO labs. He explains the seeming impossibility of developing technologies sensitive enough to detect waves from two colliding black holes in the very distant universe, and describes the astounding precision of the LIGO detectors. Along the way Schilling clarifies concepts such as general relativity, neutron stars, and the big bang using language that listeners with little scientific background can grasp.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An exciting history of the second great breakthrough of 21st-century physics. Kirkus Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Govert Schilling

Author Bio: Govert Schilling Govert Schilling is an astronomy journalist and writer based in the Netherlands.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 11.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English