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Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of the 90th Birthday of Freeman Dyson

by K K Phua, L C Kwek & N P Chang

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th...


The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

by Katherine Freese

The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe—from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars—constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark...


Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science

by Guichun Guo & Chuang Liu

This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia,...


Modern Functional Quantum Field Theory: Summing Feynman Graphs

by Herbert M. Fried

These pages offer a simple, analytic, functional approach to non-perturbative QFT, using a frequently overlooked functional representation of Fradkin to explicitly calculate relevant portions of the Schwinger...


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman

“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth...


Symmetry and Fundamental Physics: Tom Kibble at 80

by Jerome Gauntlett

Tom Kibble is an inspirational theoretical physicist who has made profound contributions to our understanding of the physical world. To celebrate his 80th birthday a one-day symposium was held on March 13, 2013...


Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

by Gary Glatzmaier

This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets...


Dark Matter and Cosmic Web Story

by Jaan Einasto

The concepts of dark matter and the cosmic web are some of the most significant developments in cosmology in the past century. They have decisively changed the classical cosmological paradigm, which was first...


Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

by Günther Rüdiger, Rainer Hollerbach & Leonid L. Kitchatinov

In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and...


Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

by Lee Billings

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system

For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth's isolation could come to an...


My Brief History

by Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age...


Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

by Edward Belbruno & Neil deGrasse Tyson

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel...


Birth, Evolution and Death of Stars

by James Lequeux

It has been known for a long time that stars are similar to our Sun. But it was only in 1810 that they were shown to be made of an incandescent gas. The chemical composition of this gas began to be determined...


Space Exploration: All That Matters

by David Ashcroft

Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration...


Achieving the Rare: Robert F Christy's Journey in Physics and Beyond

by I-Juliana Christy

Robert F Christy was a legendary physicist, one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. He was a student of Oppenheimer, who called him "one of the best in the world." He...


Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

by George Johnson

"A short, excellent account of [Leavitt's] extraordinary life and achievements."-Simon Singh, New York Times Book ReviewAt the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of the universe:...


The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide

by William H. Waller

This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it...


Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System (New in Paperback)

by Ray Jayawardhana

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia...


QUEST FOR THE ORIGIN OF PARTICLES AND THE UNIVERSE - PROCEEDINGS OF THE KMI INAUGURATION CONFERENCE

by MASAHARU TANABASHI & KIYOSHI HAYASAKA

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was founded at Nagoya University in 2010 under the directorship of T Maskawa, in celebration of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics...


CAPTURE GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED TOPICS - PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

by PAUL E GARRETT & BAHARAK HADINIA

The book contains the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics held at the University of Guelph from August 28 through September 2, 2011. The proceedings...