John Gribbin In Search of the Big Bang

ISBN 13: 9781511910088

In Search of the Big Bang

 
9781511910088: In Search of the Big Bang

For Big Bang Theory fans, don't miss this indispensable guide: COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED SECOND EDITION How did the Universe begin? And how will it end? In this radically revised and updated edition incorporating the latest scientific findings, acclaimed science writer and cosmologist John Gribbin explores the origins of the Universe and considers its ultimate fate. Tracing the early attempts to formulate a theory of the Universe, he surveys the major players involved and the crucial technical developments on the long road towards discovery which led to the first detailed model of the Big Bang in the 1940s. The detection of tiny variations in cosmic microwave energy by the COBE satellite in the 1990s gave further support to the theory. John Gribbin explains how after many billion of years the Universe, which is now expanding, may one day recollapse into a mirror image of the Big Bang. Finally, taking into account his own recent researches, he reveals how an accurate measurement of the age of the Universe has helped to provide conclusive proof of the theory of the Big Bang. `A remarkably readable guide to the mysteries of cosmic creation' —Nature `Witty, entertaining and learned, his book is the work of an expert raconteur' —Economist `The best entree to the highly abstract and mathematical world of modern cosmology' —Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson

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Dr John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. He has worked for the science journal Nature, and the magazine New Scientist and has contributed articles on science topics to The Times, the Guardian and the Independent, and has made several acclaimed science series for BBC Radio 4. John Gribbin has received awards for his writing in both Britain and the United States and is currently a visiting Fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His many books include In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (with Michael White) and In Search of SUSY. John Gribbin is also the author of several science fiction works including Innervisions. He is married with two sons and lives in East Sussex. More books from John Gribbin are available at: http://ReAnimus.com/authors/johngribbin

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