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Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity By Adams

Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity by Adams

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Summary

A unique and groundbreaking biography of the universe - its past, present and future - by two leading astrophysicists.

Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity Summary

Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity by Adams

THE FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE is a riveting biography of the universe which describes for the first time five distinct eras that Adams and Laughlin themselves defined as a result of their own research. From the first gasp of inflation that caused the Big Bang, through the birth of stars, to the fading of all light, THE FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE describes the death of our own sun, tremendous fiery supernovae explosions, dramatic collisions of galaxies, proton decay, the evaporation of black holes and the possibility of communications when there are no planets or stars or even black holes left. This is a voyage to a land of red giants, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, great walls larger than galaxies and WIMPs. With daring uncharacteristic of most scientists, the authors have applied themselves to the question of what precise kind of biology could possibly exist when, say, carbon atoms no longer exist. What, ultimately, is a lifeform? Their insight into the fundamental physics that allows life is both fascinating and provocative. Readers will find all the strange colour of science fiction with none of the fiction in this awesome scientific epic.

Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity Reviews

'Adams and Laughlin have magically woven a fascinating narrative' GUARDIAN

About Adams

Fred Adams is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Michigan. He won the Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society and the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. Gregory Laughlin is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California and an expert in the use of supercomputers to simulate astrophysical phenomena.

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GOR002593406
9780684865768
0684865769
Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity by Adams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2000-06-01
256
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