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Ripples in Spacetime

Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword

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$18.95 • £16.95 • €17.95

ISBN 9780674237742

Publication Date: 03/18/2019


368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

25 photos

Belknap Press


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  • Foreword [Martin Rees]
  • Introduction
  • 1. A Spacetime Appetizer
  • 2. Relatively Speaking
  • 3. Einstein on Trial
  • 4. Wave Talk and Bar Fights
  • 5. The Lives of Stars
  • 6. Clockwork Precision
  • 7. Laser Quest
  • 8. The Path to Perfection
  • 9. Creation Stories
  • 10. Cold Case
  • 11. Gotcha
  • 12. Black Magic
  • 13. Nanoscience
  • 14. Follow-Up Questions
  • 15. Space Invaders
  • 16. Surf’s Up for Einstein Wave Astronomy
  • Afterword: Astronomers Catch Einstein Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars
  • Chronology: What’s Happened since Ripples in Spacetime
  • Notes and Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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