The Origin Of The Universe

Barrow describes these finds and then goes on to explain how they allow us to reach back and shed light upon events at the dawn of time. What does it mean to say that the universe appeared out of nothing?

The Origin Of The Universe

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780227612

Page: 176

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A leading cosmologist explains our current understanding of space and time There was immense excitement in the scientific community and among the general public when the COBE space probe sent back data that proved not only that the Big Bang had happened but also that it had happened at more or less exactly the time that astronomers had calculated. Barrow describes these finds and then goes on to explain how they allow us to reach back and shed light upon events at the dawn of time. What does it mean to say that the universe appeared out of nothing? Did it need a beginning, and will it ever end? Why do we think that most of the universe is invisible? The ideas that cosmologists are wrestling with are challenging and extraordinary: here they are explained with unfailing fluency.

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast Everything you ...

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

Author: Stephen Pincock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119998190

Page: 348

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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

Origins of the Universe

This is the enthralling story of the quest to understand the CMB radiation and what it can tell us of the origins of time and space, from bubble universes to a cyclical cosmos – and possibly leading to the elusive theory of quantum ...

Origins of the Universe

Author: Keith Cooper

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785786431

Page: 176

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Nearly 60 years ago, Nobel Prize-winners Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson stumbled across a mysterious hiss of faint radio static that was interfering with their observations. They had found the key to unravelling the story of the Big Bang and the origin of our universe. That signal was the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the earliest light in the universe, released 379,000 years after the Big Bang. It contains secrets about what happened during the very first tiny increments of time, which had consequences that have rippled throughout cosmic history, leading to the universe of stars and galaxies that we live in today. This is the enthralling story of the quest to understand the CMB radiation and what it can tell us of the origins of time and space, from bubble universes to a cyclical cosmos – and possibly leading to the elusive theory of quantum gravity itself.

The First Three Minutes

In this book, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg describes in wonderful detail what happened in these first three minutes.

The First Three Minutes

Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465024377

Page: 224

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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic. Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion years. But almost everything about it, from the elements that forged stars, planets, and lifeforms, to the fundamental forces of physics, can be traced back to what happened in just the first three minutes of its life. In this book, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg describes in wonderful detail what happened in these first three minutes. It is an exhilarating journey that begins with the Planck Epoch - the earliest period of time in the history of the universe - and goes through Einstein's Theory of Relativity, the Hubble Red Shift, and the detection of the Cosmic Microwave Background. These incredible discoveries all form the foundation for what we now understand as the "standard model" of the origin of the universe. The First Three Minutes examines not only what this model looks like, but also tells the exciting story of the bold thinkers who put it together. Clearly and accessibly written, The First Three Minutes is a modern-day classic, an unsurpassed explanation of where it is we really come from.

Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe

It has often been noted that a kind of double dynamics char- terizes the development of science.

Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Author: E. Agazzi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401135983

Page: 466

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It has often been noted that a kind of double dynamics char- terizes the development of science. On the one hand the progress in every discipline appears as the consequence of an increasing specialization, implying the restriction of the inquiry to very partial fields or aspects of a given domain. On the other hand, an opposite (but one might better say a complementary) trend points towards the construction of theoretical frameworks of great ge- rality, the aim of which seems to correspond not so much to the need of providing «explanations» for the details accumulated through partial investigation, as to the desire of attaining an - rizon of global comprehension of the whole field. This intell- tual dialectics is perceivable in every discipline, from mathe- tics, to physics, to biology, to history, to economics, to sociology, and it is not difficult to recognize there the presence of the two main attitudes according to which human beings try to make «intelligible» the world surrounding them (including themselves), attitudes which are sometimes called analysis and synthesis. They correspond respectively to the spontaneous inclination which pushes us to try to understand things by seeing «how they are made», in the sense of «looking into them» and breaking them into their constitutive parts, or rather to encompass things in a global picture, where they are accounted for as occupying a place, or playing a role, which are understandable from the point of view of the whole.

Cosmosapiens

An "invaluable, encyclopedic achievement" (Times Literary Supplement best books of 2015), Cosmosapiens looks at how human life emerged and evolved in the universe, incorporating the ideas of experts from a wide range of intellectual ...

Cosmosapiens

Author: John Hands

Publisher: Abrams Press

ISBN: 9781468314243

Page: 704

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Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? In the clearest possible prose it differentiates the firmly established from the speculative and examines the claims of various fields to approach a unified theory of everything. This groundbreaking book is destined to become a classic of scientific thinking.

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe From Big Bang To Exobiology Second Edition

'This book presents a clear, highly readable view of science's best understanding of how things in the Universe came to be the way they are. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in that sub-field.

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe  From Big Bang To Exobiology  Second Edition

Author: Matthew A Malkan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9811206473

Page: 248

View: 526

The book provides a broad overview of what we currently know about the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. The goal is to be scientifically comprehensive but concise. We trace the origins from the Big Bang and cosmic expansion, to the formation of galaxies, heavy elements, stars and planets as abodes for life. This field has made stunning progress since the first edition of this book. At that time, there were no known planets outside of our own Solar System (compared with the many thousands currently being studied). The origin of massive black holes was pure speculation (compared with the very recent detection of the first gravitational waves from space, produced by the cataclysmic merger of two surprisingly large black holes). And the most important energy in the Universe, now known as the Dark Energy which is accelerating the expansion, had not been discovered. We aim to bring lay readers with an interest in science 'up to speed' on all of these key discoveries that are part of the panorama of cosmic evolution, which has ultimately lead to our existence on Earth.

Origins of Life in the Universe

Features: •The most fascinating questions on the history of the Universe are answered in this text for one-semester introductory science courses. •The strong narrative and exciting color images of this incredible story will motivate non ...

Origins of Life in the Universe

Author: Robert Jastrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521532839

Page: 444

View: 438

This concise and beautifully illustrated book traces the evolution of the Cosmos from the Big Bang to the development of intelligent life on Earth, conveying clear science in an engaging narrative. By mapping the history of the Universe for introductory science and astrobiology course for non-science majors, this book explores many of the most fascinating questions in science. What is the origin of the Universe? How do stars and planets form? How does life begin? How did intelligence arise? Are we alone in the Cosmos? Physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and geology are combined to create a chronicle of events in which the swirling vapors in the primordial cloud of the Universe evolved over billions of years into conscious life. Features: •The most fascinating questions on the history of the Universe are answered in this text for one-semester introductory science courses. •The strong narrative and exciting color images of this incredible story will motivate non-science students to develop an understanding of science and life on Earth •Explains science in a way that isn't overwhelming for non-science majors. •Questions for the student prompt critical thinking. •Combines astronomy, geology and biology to give a broad introduction to these sciences for non-science students. •Coverage of the latest discoveries in astrobiology conveys the excitement of this fast-moving field.

Origin and Evolution of the Universe

The origin of the universe / Edward L Wright -- The origin and evolution of galaxies / Alan Dressler -- The origin and evolution of the chemical elements / Virginia Trimble -- Stellar explosions, netutron stars, and black holes / Alexei V ...

Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Author: Ben Zuckerman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789811206467

Page: 247

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The origin of the universe / Edward L Wright -- The origin and evolution of galaxies / Alan Dressler -- The origin and evolution of the chemical elements / Virginia Trimble -- Stellar explosions, netutron stars, and black holes / Alexei V Filippenko -- The origin of stars and planets / Fred C Adams -- The origin and evolution of life in the universe / Christopher P McKay.

Not by Design

The book begins with a discussion of the meaning of order and examples of orderly patterns generated by chance. (Play enough poker hands, Stenger writes, and one day you will be dealt four aces.) Subsequent chapters introduce readers to the ...

Not by Design

Author: Victor J. Stenger

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615928391

Page:

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An important thesis . . . provocative . . . intriguing. - NatureMuch of the world seems chaotic and unpredictable, but the regular movement of celestial bodies and certain demonstrable physical phenomena seem to indicate the existence of a world that is basically orderly. This orderliness is often taken as evidence for an intelligence beyond our experience - a creator responsible for the first moment in time and all ensuing infinite patterns of the universe. Yet the science of the origin of the universe is still highly speculative and incomplete. How did the universe begin? According to Professor Victor J. Stenger, the simplest hypothesis so far is that it began by accident.Stenger insists that the existence of order does not necessarily imply that it is the result of design. Nothing currently known about the universe, he writes, requires that its structure was somehow imposed upon it from the outside. The universe is complex, but the laws of nature are simple; in fact, the universe may have originated because of a series of spontaneous random events.The book begins with a discussion of the meaning of order and examples of orderly patterns generated by chance. (Play enough poker hands, Stenger writes, and one day you will be dealt four aces.) Subsequent chapters introduce readers to the unique perspective of the universe provided by physics, with historical and philosophical material intertwined with a systematic but nontechnical presentation of basic physics. This leads to a description of the basic structure of the universe and the way in which symmetries of space, time, and inner dimensions account for the laws obeyed by particles.The origin of the universe is then described as a chance event, with space, time, matter, and the laws of nature the result of a spontaneous process of symmetry-breaking. Focusing on the question of planned versus unplanned origin, Stenger shows that the issue is not philosophical but scientific and that order can and does happen every day - by chance.Victor Stenger (Lafayette, CO) is emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. He is the author of Has Science Found God?, The Comprehensible Cosmos, Timeless Reality, The Unconscious Quantum, Physics and Psychics, the New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis, and Quantum Gods.

The Origin Of The Universe

In our picture of the expansion of the universe, the visible part has expanded from some point or ... But we can never know the origins of the universe.

The Origin Of The Universe

Author: John D Barrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465066887

Page: 176

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There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a journey to the beginning of time, into a world of temperatures and densities so high that we cannot recreate them in a laboratory. With new insights, Barrow draws us into the latest speculative theories about the nature of time and the "inflationary universe," explains "wormholes," showing how they bear upon the fact of our own existence, and considers whether there was a "singularity" at the inception of the universe. Here is a treatment so up-to-date and intellectually rich, dealing with ideas and speculation at the farthest frontier of science, that neither novice nor expert will want to miss what Barrow has to say. The Origin of the Universe is "In the Beginning" for beginners -- the latest information from a first-rate scientist and science writer.

Religious Cosmology

Most denominations of Christianity and Judaism claim that a single, uncreated God was responsible for the creation of the cosmos.This book gives an overview of the religious cosmologies, creationism or creation myths that are associated ...

Religious Cosmology

Author: Paul F. Kisak

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533205742

Page: 224

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A religious cosmology (also mythological cosmology) is a way of explaining the origin, the history and the evolution of the cosmos or universe based on the religious mythology of a specific tradition. Religious cosmologies usually include an act or process of creation by a creator deity or a larger pantheon. The universe of the ancient Israelites was made up of a flat disc-shaped earth floating on water, heaven above, underworld below. Humans inhabited earth during life and the underworld after death, and the underworld was morally neutral; only in Hellenistic times (after c.330 BC) did Jews begin to adopt the Greek idea that it would be a place of punishment for misdeeds, and that the righteous would enjoy an afterlife in heaven. In this period too the older three-level cosmology was widely replaced by the Greek concept of a spherical earth suspended in space at the center of a number of concentric heavens. Around the time of Jesus or a little earlier, the Greek idea that God had actually created matter replaced the older idea that matter had always existed, but in a chaotic state. This concept, called creatio ex nihilo, is now the accepted orthodoxy of most denominations of Judaism and Christianity. Most denominations of Christianity and Judaism claim that a single, uncreated God was responsible for the creation of the cosmos. This book gives an overview of the religious cosmologies, creationism or creation myths that are associated with Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Jainism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and numerous others.

The Spacetime Origin Of the Universe With Visible Dark Matter Energy

Belgian astronomer George Lemaître (1894-1966), the originator of the Big Bang theory for the origin of the universe, believed that vacuum energy played an ...

The Spacetime Origin Of the Universe With Visible Dark Matter   Energy

Author: Vladimir Ginzburg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0967143268

Page: 348

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The Universal Spacetime Theory (UST) is the main subject of this book. It attempts to answer some very interesting questions related to the science and philosophy: * What is the origin of the Universe? * How was the Universe created out of nothing? * What are the structure and properties of ordinary matter that makes up less than 5% of the Universe? * What are the structure and properties of dark matter that occupies about 27% of the Universe? * What are the structure and properties of the dark energy that occupies roughly 68% of the Universe? * Is the communication possible with superluminal velocity?

The Multi Universe Cosmos

Hawking presents a uni verse that has no boundaries, was not created, and will not be destroyed. The object of this book is to describe my new theory on the creation of our uni verse in a multi-universe cosmos.

The Multi Universe Cosmos

Author: A.K. Velan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468460307

Page: 366

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In light of the barrage of popular books on physics and cosmology, one may question the need for another. Here, two books especially come to mind: Steven Weinberg's The First Three Minutes, written 12 years ago, and the recent best-seller ABriefHistory of Time by Stephen Hawking. The two books are complementary. Weinberg-Nobel prize winner/physicist-wrote from the standpoint of an elementary particle physicist with emphasis on the contents of the universe, whereas Hawking wrote more as a general relativist with emphasis on gravity and the geometry of the universe. Neither one, however, presented the complete story. Weinberg did not 13 venture back beyond the time when temperature was higher than 10 K and 32 perhaps as high as 10 K. He gave no explanation for the origin of particles and the singularity or source of the overwhelming radiation energy in our uni verse of one billion photons for each proton. Hawking presents a uni verse that has no boundaries, was not created, and will not be destroyed. The object of this book is to describe my new theory on the creation of our uni verse in a multi-universe cosmos. The new cosmological model eliminates the troublesome singularity-big bang theory and explains for the first time the origin of matter and the overwhelming electromagnetic radiation contained in the universe. My new theory also predicted the existence ofhigh-energy gamma rays, which were recendy detected in powerful bursts.

The Origin of the Universe Understanding the Universe Astronomy Book Science Grade 8 Children s Astronomy Space Books

In addition, your student will learn about the scientific evidence for the origin, as well as age, of the universe. Read this book today.

The Origin of the Universe   Understanding the Universe   Astronomy Book   Science Grade 8   Children s Astronomy   Space Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541951506

Page: 74

View: 953

By now, your child will already understand the big concepts on astronomy. Included in this astronomy book are the history and future of space exploration as well as the types of equipment needed for a safe space travel. In addition, your student will learn about the scientific evidence for the origin, as well as age, of the universe. Read this book today.

The Big Picture

Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, The Big Picture demonstrates that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it ...

The Big Picture

Author: Sean Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780746075

Page: 480

View: 475

‘Fascinating’ – Brian Cox, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams hold any significance out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview? Award-winning author Sean Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. From Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself, Carroll combines cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought in a quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, The Big Picture demonstrates that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.

Big Bang

The best selling author of FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM and THE CODE BOOK tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang.

Big Bang

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780007193820

Page: 532

View: 213

The best selling author of FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM and THE CODE BOOK tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang.