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Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space, Janna Levin

Label
Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space
Title
Black hole blues
Title remainder
and other songs from outer space
Statement of responsibility
Janna Levin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1916, Einstein became the first to predict the existence of gravitational waves: sounds without a material medium generated by the unfathomably energy-producing collision of black holes. Now, Janna Levin, herself an astrophysicist, recounts the story of the search, over the last fifty years, for these elusive waves--a quest that has culminated in the creation of the most expensive project ever funded by the National Science Foundation ($1 billion-plus). She makes clear the how the waves are created in the cosmic collision of black holes, and why the waves can never be detected by telescope. And, most revealingly, she delves into the lives and fates of the four scientists currently engaged in--and obsessed with--discerning this soundtrack of the universe's history. Levin's account of the surprises, disappointments, achievements, and risks of this unfolding story provides us with a uniquely compelling and intimate portrait of the people and processes of modern science"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Janna
Dewey number
539.7/54
Index
index present
LC call number
QC179
LC item number
.L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitational waves
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
Label
Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space, Janna Levin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on
Control code
1650318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307958198
Lccn
2015046692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650318
  • (Sirsi) 1650318
  • (OCoLC)932115990
Label
Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space, Janna Levin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on
Control code
1650318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780307958198
Lccn
2015046692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650318
  • (Sirsi) 1650318
  • (OCoLC)932115990

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