Книга: Janna Levin «Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space»

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record the soundtrack of our universe. Black holes are dark. That is their essence. When black holes collide, they will do so unilluminated. Yet the black hole collision is an event more powerful than any since the origin of the universe. The profusion of energy will emanate as waves in the shape of spacetime: gravitational waves. No telescope will ever record the event; instead, the only evidence would be the sound of spacetime ringing. In 1916, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, his top priority after he proposed his theory of curved spacetime. One century later, we are recording the first sounds from space, the soundtrack to accompany astronomy’s silent movie. In Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, Janna Levin recounts the fascinating story of the obsessions, the aspirations, and the trials of the...

Издательство: "Alfred A. Knopf" (2016)

Формат: 150x215, 256 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-307-95819-8

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Janna Levin

Janna J. Levin (born 1967) is a theoretical cosmologist. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology granted in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy and Physics from Barnard College granted in 1988. [http://www.jannalevin.com] . Her work predicts a finite universe and uses techniques from topology and fractals to demonstrate this. Other work includes black holes and chaos. Since January 2004, she has been an assistant professor in astronomy and physics at Barnard College. A little known fact is that she did not graduate from high school officially, as she was in a serious car accident and hospitalised for a time.

Levin is the author of the popular science book "How the Universe Got Its Spots" (2002). In 2006 she published "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines", a historical novel featuring Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing as characters. This book won several awards, including the prestigious PEN/Bingham Fellowship Prize for Writers, The MEA Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work, and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Prize.

She appeared as a guest on Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" on August 24, 2006.

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* [http://www.jannalevin.com Janna Levin's website]

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