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The Resource Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space), by Janna Levin, (electronic resource)

Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space), by Janna Levin, (electronic resource)

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Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space)
Title
Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space)
Statement of responsibility
by Janna Levin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Distributor
Subject
Genre
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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TLC
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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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitational waves
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
Label
Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space), by Janna Levin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307958204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A83E16C-D5A6-4775-B082-B0ADC79848B0
System control number
  • erc0000450814
  • (OCoLC)965710834
Label
Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space), by Janna Levin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307958204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A83E16C-D5A6-4775-B082-B0ADC79848B0
System control number
  • erc0000450814
  • (OCoLC)965710834

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