宇宙科学の先達たちとの対話<br>Masters of the Universe : Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

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宇宙科学の先達たちとの対話
Masters of the Universe : Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 285 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780198722892
  • DDC分類 509

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How did our modern picture of the universe come into being? Masters of the Universe tells this fascinating story in an unusual format that blends factual and fictional elements. It is based on a series of interviews that a fictional person conducted with leading astronomers and physicists between 1913 and 1965. Among the interviewed scientists are giants such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, and George Gamow, but also scientists who are less well knowntoday or not primarily known as cosmologists such as Karl Schwarzschild, Paul Dirac, and Svante Arrhenius. By following the interviews the reader gets a lively and "almost authentic" impression of the problems that faced this early generation of cosmologists. Although the interviews are purely fictional, a product of the author's imagination, they could have taken place in just the way that is described. They are solidly based on historical facts and, moreover, supplemented with careful annotations and references to the literature. In this way the book bridges the gap between scholarly and popularhistory of science.

Table of Contents

1 Kristian Birkeland: From Aurora to the       1  (14)
Universe
2 Svante Arrhenius' Eternal Cosmos 15 (16)
3 Karl Schwarzschild: Astronomer and 31 (15)
Physicist
4 Hugo von Seeliger and Stellar Cosmology 46 (21)
5 Albert Einstein's Finite Universe 67 (20)
6 Willem de Sitter and the Expanding 87 (20)
Universe
7 Georges Lemaitre's Primeval Atom 107(20)
8 Arthur Eddington's Rationalistic Cosmology 127(18)
9 Edwin Hubble, Observational Cosmologist 145(18)
10 George Gamow: Nuclear Physics and the 163(26)
Early Universe
11 Fred Hoyle and Hermann Bondi: the 189(28)
Steady--State Theory
12 Paul Dirac and the Magic of Large Numbers 217(21)
13 Robert Dicke and the Big Bang 238(23)
AIP Interviews 261(2)
References 263(16)
Index 279