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The Bigger Bang

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In the last few years, scientists have begun to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and early evolution of the universe. This book presents a fresh, engaging, and highly readable introduction to these ideas. Using novel, down-to-earth analogies, author James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second - the ‘inflationary’epoch. Along the way we stop off to review the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes, and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose, and straight-forward language make this book a delight to read. It makes accessible to the general reader some of the most profound and complex ideas about the origin of our universe currently challenging the world’s best scientists.

Synopsis:

A clear, concise, and highly accessible account of the latest ideas on the origin and early evolution of the universe.

Synopsis:

James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second - the 'inflationary" epoch. Along the way we stop off to review the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose and straightforward language make this book a delight to read.

Synopsis:

In the last few years, scientists have begun to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and early evolution of the universe. This book presents a fresh, and engaging introduction to these ideas. Lucid analogies and clear and concise language make this book a delight to read.

Synopsis:

James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second--the 'inflationary' epoch. Along the way Lidsey reviews the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes, and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose, and straight-forward language make this book a delight to read. James E. Lidsey holds a Royal Society University Fellowship at Queen Mary and Westfield College. He has been awarded the Valerie Myerscough Prize in Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy as a doctoral student. He was later honored by the Gravity Research the Fifth Prize and named one of the 100 people most likely to play an influential role over the next decade by the Sunday Times.

Synopsis:

A clear, concise, and highly accessible account of the latest ideas on the origin and early evolution of the universe.

About the Author

James E. Lidsey is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests focus on the very early universe, especially inflation and the cosmological aspects of superstring theory. In 1998, he appeared in the Sunday Times 'Hot 100' list of promising academics.

Table of Contents

1. The structure of the universe; 2. Why does the sun shine?; 3. The expansion of the universe; 4. Space, time and gravity; 5. Particles and forces; 6. Grand unification, higher dimensions and superstrings; 7. The Big Bang; 8. Beyond the Big Bang; 9. The inflating universe; 10. The eternal universe; 11. Black holes; 12. The birth of the universe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521012737
Author:
Lidsey, James E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Lidsey, James E.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Canto
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.48x5.48x.30 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A clear, concise, and highly accessible account of the latest ideas on the origin and early evolution of the universe.
"Synopsis" by , James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second - the 'inflationary" epoch. Along the way we stop off to review the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose and straightforward language make this book a delight to read.
"Synopsis" by , In the last few years, scientists have begun to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and early evolution of the universe. This book presents a fresh, and engaging introduction to these ideas. Lucid analogies and clear and concise language make this book a delight to read.
"Synopsis" by , James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second--the 'inflationary' epoch. Along the way Lidsey reviews the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes, and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose, and straight-forward language make this book a delight to read. James E. Lidsey holds a Royal Society University Fellowship at Queen Mary and Westfield College. He has been awarded the Valerie Myerscough Prize in Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy as a doctoral student. He was later honored by the Gravity Research the Fifth Prize and named one of the 100 people most likely to play an influential role over the next decade by the Sunday Times.
"Synopsis" by , A clear, concise, and highly accessible account of the latest ideas on the origin and early evolution of the universe.
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