Exploring the Invisible UniverseExploring the Invisible Universe

Superstrings exist in higher dimensions of spacetime that are hidden and invisible but have observable and tell-tale signals in our four dimensional Universe. At the frontiers of Physics, ...

Author: Belal E Baaquie

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814618694


Page: 488

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"Why"? Why is the world, the Universe the way it is? Is space infinitely large? How small is small? What happens when one continues to divide matter into ever smaller pieces? Indeed, what is matter? Is there anything else besides what can be seen? Pursuing the questions employing the leading notions of physics, one soon finds that the tangible and visible world dissolves — rather unexpectedly — into invisible things and domains that are beyond direct perception. A remarkable feature of our Universe is that most of its constituents turn out to be invisible, and this fact is brought out with great force by this book. Exploring the Invisible Universe covers the gamut of topics in advanced modern physics and provides extensive and well substantiated answers to these questions and many more. Discussed in a non-technical, yet also non-trivial manner, are topics dominated by invisible things — such as Black Holes and Superstrings as well as Fields, Gravitation, the Standard Model, Cosmology, Relativity, the Origin of Elements, Stars and Planetary Evolution, and more. Just giving the answer, as so many books do, is really not telling anything at all. To truly answer the "why" questions of nature, one needs to follow the chain of reasoning that scientists have used to come to the conclusions they have. This book does not shy away from difficult-to-explain topics by reducing them to one-line answers and power phrases suitable for a popular talk show. The explanations are rigorous and straight to the point. This book is rarely mathematical without being afraid, however, to use elementary mathematics when called for. In order to achieve this, a large number of detailed figures, specially developed for this book and found nowhere else, convey insights that otherwise might either be inaccessible or need lengthy and difficult-to-follow explanations. After Exploring the Invisible Universe, a reader will have a deeper insight into our current understanding of the foundations of Nature and be able to answer all the questions above and then some. To understand Nature and the cutting edge ideas of contemporary physics, this is the book to have. Contents:SynopsisFieldsThe Geometry of SpaceGravityBlack HolesCosmologyDark UniverseGalaxies, Stars and PlanetsThe Life of StarsThe Origin of the ElementsElementary ParticlesFundamental InteractionsThe Standard ModelSuperstring UnificationSuperstring GravityEpilogue Readership: Students and general public with knowledge of high school level physics and mathematics, who are interested in theoretical physics including cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. Key Features:Breadth, depth, rigor (without being mathematical)Keywords:Geometry;Gravity;Elementary Particles;Fundamental Forces;Star and Planetary Formation;Stellar Nucleosynthesis

Exploring the InvisibleExploring the Invisible

With a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a wealth of stunning images, this expanded edition of Exploring the Invisible draws on the latest scholarship to provide a global perspective on the scientists and artists who explore life on Earth ...

Author: Lynn Gamwell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191058


Page: 528

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How science changed the way artists understand reality Exploring the Invisible shows how modern art expresses the first secular, scientific worldview in human history. Now fully revised and expanded, this richly illustrated book describes two hundred years of scientific discoveries that inspired French Impressionist painters and Art Nouveau architects, as well as Surrealists in Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Lynn Gamwell describes how the microscope and telescope expanded the artist's vision into realms unseen by the naked eye. In the nineteenth century, a strange and exciting world came into focus, one of microorganisms in a drop of water and spiral nebulas in the night sky. The world is also filled with forces that are truly unobservable, known only indirectly by their effects—radio waves, X-rays, and sound-waves. Gamwell shows how artists developed the pivotal style of modernism—abstract, non-objective art—to symbolize these unseen worlds. Starting in Germany with Romanticism and ending with international contemporary art, she traces the development of the visual arts as an expression of the scientific worldview in which humankind is part of a natural web of dynamic forces without predetermined purpose or meaning. Gamwell reveals how artists give nature meaning by portraying it as mysterious, dangerous, or beautiful. With a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a wealth of stunning images, this expanded edition of Exploring the Invisible draws on the latest scholarship to provide a global perspective on the scientists and artists who explore life on Earth, human consciousness, and the space-time universe.


Exploring the Invisible Universe of Ultraviolet and X - Ray Astronomy The Universe in Perspective. A a s we gaze at the stars , the Universe sometimes seems too big and complicated to comprePhend . But our passion for exploration and ...



ISBN: UOM:39015024804539


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Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness

This is not fuzzy mysticism. It is the clear-eyed logic of the world observed by astronomers, described here with precision and verve by Ostriker and Mitton. Read this book and let them guide you to enlightenment.

Author: Jeremiah P. Ostriker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165776


Page: 328

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Humanity's ongoing quest to unlock the secrets of dark matter and dark energy Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components—dark matter and dark energy—comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. From humankind's early attempts to comprehend Earth's place in the solar system, to astronomers' exploration of the Milky Way galaxy and the realm of the nebulae beyond, to the detection of the primordial fluctuations of energy from which all subsequent structure developed, this book explains the physics and the history of how the current model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. Throughout this rich story, an essential theme is emphasized: how three aspects of rational inquiry—the application of direct measurement and observation, the introduction of mathematical modeling, and the requirement that hypotheses should be testable and verifiable—guide scientific progress and underpin our modern cosmological paradigm. This monumental puzzle is far from complete, however, as scientists confront the mysteries of the ultimate causes of cosmic structure formation and the real nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy.

Green Mama to BeGreen Mama to Be

Exploring the Invisible Universe That Lives on Us — and in Us.” NPR, November 4, 2013. www.npr.org/sections/healthshots/2013/11/01/242361826/exploring-the-invisible-universe-that-lives-onus-and-in-us. Accessed February 23, 2014.

Author: Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459736306


Page: 256

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“I wish I’d known that when I was pregnant!” It’s a feeling all parents know: wanting to keep our children safe and thriving in an ever-changing world. What happens during pregnancy sets the stage for the rest of a child’s life, so the Green Mama is here to help make this period healthier, happier, and safer for both mother-to-be and baby. Swollen ankles? Difficult birth? Postpartum depression? Most expectant parents think, It won’t happen to me! But from conception through to birth, families today aren’t getting what they expect — or expecting what they get. The Green Mama explores a variety of sources, from the latest scientific and medical research and advice to traditional wisdom, to find out what issues, decisions, and avoidable dangers have the greatest impact on our children’s health. She brings together this combined wisdom to demystify epigenetics, the microbiome, a healthy pregnancy diet, toxin-free living, pregnancy exercises, herbal remedies, natural birth, healthy postpartum care, and many of the other mysteries of modern birth and parenting. Through gentle guidance, humour, and a trove of specific advice from dependable sources, Green Mama-to-Be is the essential guide for today’s mothers- and fathers-to-be.

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and BeyondSpaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

A1; “Shuttling into Orbit to Explore How the Body Adjusts,” May 20, 1991, p. ... Astro: Exploring the Invisible Universe of Ultraviolet and X-Ray Astronomy, NP-121, and Astro-2: Continuing Exploration of the Invisible Universe; ...

Author: Valerie Neal

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300227987


Page: 288

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An exploration of the changing conceptions of the Space Shuttle program and a call for a new vision of spaceflight. The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her career examining the Space Shuttle program, uses this iconic vehicle to question over four decades’ worth of thinking about, and struggling with, the meaning of human spaceflight. She examines the ideas, images, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, journalists, and others sought to communicate rationales for, or critiques of, the Space Shuttle missions. At times concurrently, the Space Shuttle was billed as delivery truck and orbiting science lab, near-Earth station and space explorer, costly disaster and pinnacle of engineering success. The book’s multidisciplinary approach reveals these competing depictions to examine the meaning of the spaceflight enterprise. Given the end of the Space Shuttle flights in 2011, Neal makes an appeal to reframe spaceflight once again to propel humanity forward. “Neal may be the one person who knows the space shuttle program better than the astronauts who flew this iconic vehicle. Her book casts new light on the program, exploring its cultural significance through a thoughtful analysis. As one who lived this history, I gained much from her broader perspective and deep insights.”—Kathryn D. Sullivan, retired NASA astronaut and former Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “A much needed look at how to create a cultural narrative for human spaceflight that resonates with millennials rather than the Apollo generation. Quite valuable.”—Marcia Smith, Editor, SpacePolicyOnline.com

NASA ActivitiesNASA Activities

When they are born ( HUT ) for studying spectra of faint DIL Due be 114.165 009 telescope are mounted on different ( GSFC ) , were. M A Y / JUNE 1990 10 NASA Activities Astro-1: Exploring the Invisible Universe.



ISBN: MINN:30000001103559



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Myth Busting PhysicsMyth Busting Physics

... Chandra – Exploring the Invisible Universe, YouTube, December 17, 2007, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9POe3zFhE5g https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/07-139.html or 144 ) Alan H Guth , The Inflationary Universe ,.

Author: Roger I. Parker II

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480897489


Page: 170

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When it comes to science, the evidence should rule the day. Roger I. Parker II puts myths revolving around physics to the test in the third edition of Myth Busting Physics. Get answers to questions such as: Is time a fourth dimension? Can quantum fluctuations in a vacuum exist? Do photons have mass? Is there anything outside the observable universe? Can anything be colder than absolute zero? Parker also examines why some physicists believe they can get something from nothing and how the Pauli Exclusion Principle provides a way to either prevent time travel or to make it very difficult. Other topics include the Casimir Effect, the large-scale structure of our universe, the relationship between thermal radiation (light) and the warping of space (gravity), why temperature fluctuations and not mass determine the fate of the universe, and our concept of the universe. Join the author as he takes a closer look at the universe to show what is true—and what we’ve gotten all wrong.