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  • Author:
    Keay Davidson,George Smoot
  • ISBN:
    0061344443
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    978-0061344442
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    Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 18, 2007)
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    331 pages
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Wrinkles in Time is a book on cosmology by the Nobel laureate physicist George Smoot and Keay Davidson, a science writer for the San Francisco Examiner. It was published in 1994 by William Morrow in hardback. On April 23, 1992, a scientific team led.

Wrinkles in Time is a book on cosmology by the Nobel laureate physicist George Smoot and Keay Davidson, a science writer for the San Francisco Examiner. On April 23, 1992, a scientific team led by astrophysicist George Smoot announced that it had found the primordial "seeds" from which the universe has grown.

Wrinkles in Time: Witness. has been added to your Cart. Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics, George Smoot has been an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1974 and has been a physics professor at University of California–Berkeley since 1994. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe. George Smoot At that time Keay Davidson approached me and proposed writing a book on the subject.

Wrinkles in Time book Keay Davidson is an award-winning science writer for the San Francisco Examiner.

Wrinkles in Time book. It tells the story of George Smoot's dogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, on mountaintops, in experiments borne aloft aboard high-altitude balloons, U-2 spy planes & finally a space satellite. Wrinkles in Time presents the hard science behind the structured violence of the big bang theory through breathtakingly clear, lucid images and meaningful comparisons. Keay Davidson is an award-winning science writer for the San Francisco Examiner.

George Smoot, distinguished cosmologist and adventurer, whose quest for cosmic knowledge had taken him from the Brazilian rain forest to the South Pole unveiled his momentous discovery, bringing to light the very nature of the universe.

Wrinkles in Time describes this startling discovery that would usher in a new scientific age-and win Smoot the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe, by George Smoot and Keay Davidson Synopsis: Astrophysicist George Smoot spent decades pursuing the origin of the cosmos, "the holy grail of science," a relentless hunt that led him from the rain forests of Brazil to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Synopsis: Astrophysicist George Smoot spent decades pursuing the origin of the cosmos, the holy grail of science, a relentless hunt that led him from the rain forests of Brazil to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Wrinkles in Time describes this startling discovery that would usher in a new scientific age-and win Smoot the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as "unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this "stripped book . AVON BOOKS A division of,. The Hearst Corporation 1 350 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10019. Wrinkles in time, George Smoot and Keay Dav idson p. cm. I. Cosmology. When one looks back in time, the universe is more dense and hotter and its contents younger. At the very beginning, there are only seeds.

Professor Smoot has also written a popular book (with Keay Davidson) about cosmology, some of his experiments and experiences, and the COBE discovery named Wrinkles in. .

Professor Smoot has also written a popular book (with Keay Davidson) about cosmology, some of his experiments and experiences, and the COBE discovery named Wrinkles in Time. Conversations at Edge. My einstein's suspenders. Responses to Annual Question Professor of Physics.

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It tells the story of George Smoot's dogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, on mountaintops, in experiments borne aloft aboard high-altitude balloons, U-2 spy planes, and finally a space satellite

It tells the story of George Smoot's dogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, on mountaintops, in experiments borne aloft aboard high-altitude balloons, U-2 spy planes, and finally a space satellite.

Astrophysicist George Smoot spent decades pursuing the origin of the cosmos, "the holy grail of science," a relentless hunt that led him from the rain forests of Brazil to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. In his search he struggled against time, the elements, and the forces of ignorance and bureaucratic insanity. Finally, after years of research, Smoot and his dedicated team of Berkeley researchers succeeded in proving the unprovable—uncovering, inarguably and for all time, the secrets of the creation of the universe. Wrinkles in Time describes this startling discovery that would usher in a new scientific age—and win Smoot the Nobel Prize in Physics.


Lucam
For anyone interested in cosmology, this is a great read. It provides a great history of how evidence supporting the Big Bang theory has been collected over the years. I also enjoyed the discussions on the growing synergies between astrophysics and quantum mechanics, as well as between the science and engineering fields.
Mataxe
Remember the Echo satellite! What a great account of important research.
Mr_Mix
If you like Big Bang Theory here is the inspiration
Hirah
There has been a fair amount of news about the satellites COBE and WMAP and the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation or CMB (sometimes called Cosmic Background Radiation or CBR). This book describes how the COBE satellite was finally launched to study CMB. The author, George Smoot, is a delightful writer. The book is fun to read as well as informative. George Smoot won the Nobel Prize for his work on COBE. However, before COBE were high altitude balloons. His descriptions of trying to launch the balloons, especially in Antarctica are not only very descriptive, but also very funny. If you want a book about science that is fun and interesting to read as well as learning a lot about cosmology, this one if for you.
Xtreem
Clearest and easiest to read explanation of the when, what, how, who, and even why of the universe. Cosmology is beautiful and Smoot's writing makes it so accessible..
Gavinranadar
Brings up some thoughts - Well written
Alsantrius
Good book. Why isn't it on Kindle?
Interesting background on the quest along with good background on the science.
You'd think high tech guys like this would have an ebook version.
Written primarily for the layman reader, "Wrinkles in Time" nevertheless attracted a lot of attention from the academic world as well. The authors, Nobel Laureate George Smoot and award-winning journalist Keay Davidson, chronicle a paradigm changing discovery in Cosmology; the texture of the early universe. Part personal memoir and part science-history, Smoot shares his thoughts and incites on the efforts to solve the cosmic mystery of the Big Bang and why the Universe is filled with planets, stars and galaxies. While this is not a cosmological text-book it does offer up some complex scientific concepts and gives an in depth journal of how scientists work with, and compete with, one another. Starting out in the heady days before the 20th Century, Smoot sheds light on some early workers in astronomy and their ground breaking discoveries. Anyone who has read Sagan's "Cosmos" or Tyson's "Origins" may find themselves in some familiar territory here but Smoot's covers it in a fresh way so that it doesn't come across as repetitive. How did people arrive at the concepts of an evolving, as opposed to a static, universe? Who were some of these early workers and how did society judge them? The book really takes off when it cover Smoot's efforts prior to his days on the COBE Mission. His work on the "Echo" projects and his flights on the U-2 aircraft were, for him, both fruitful and frustrating. Doing research with High-altitude balloons had him, and his colleagues, on the edge of their seats. His memories of where he was and what he was doing during the Challenger Disaster and other important moments in science add a personal touch to some historic moments. It's not enough just to make scientific discoveries, you must decide when and how to publish your findings. Too soon and you might overlook vital information or miss minor errors, too late and other teams might "scoop you" by reaching the same conclusions as yours. You and your whole team could end up as "also rans" with nothing to show for all your time and effort but a footnote on someone else's paper. Apparently scientific research is not for the faint of heart. Two years after launching the COBE Satellite Smoot found himself in Antarctica checking on his satellite's telemetry and verifying his theory. He and his team would work together in preparation for going public with his findings to the American Physical Society in 1992. Even with all his work there would still be some controversy about the Big Bang and his evidence for "Wrinkles" in the cosmic background radiation. But that's how science works and Smoot and Davidson cover it all in this wonderful book. If you'r at all interested in Cosmology and what it takes to make a paradigm changing theory then this book may be right up your alley. "Wrinkles in Time" is profusely illustrated with numerous charts, graphs and schematic drawings along with archival and personal photo's, B&W and color too. For me this
was a very satisfying read and a close look at some historic moments in science.

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