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By Ludwik Marian Celnikier

Find a warmer place! is the insightful tale of the tortured direction that resulted in our present figuring out of the way the weather within the Universe got here to be. this can be a tale which begun in Greek Antiquity, with the 1st musings at the nature of subject and the void, and maintains this present day with ever extra subtle analyses concerning almost each point of twentieth century physics, astronomy, cosmology and knowledge know-how. selecting the resource of stellar power, probing the earliest instants of the Universe, and researching of ways and the place each one point used to be made are a few of the impressive luck tales of the 20 th century, yet have bought little awareness past the really expert literature.

The yr 2007 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the e-book of 1 of the most important papers on stellar nucleosynthesis, universally known as the B2FH paper. This publication is a well timed survey of ways a brand new self-discipline — nuclear astrophysics — was once born, and the way it has matured. nearly thoroughly non-technical, the e-book is still scientifically rigorous, and thereby fills a tremendous gap.

Science isn't really a linear method, because the ill-named “scientific strategy” may well recommend to the unwary. the writer emphasizes the meanders, the useless ends and the obsessive dogmas that have guided researchers during the twentieth century. He additionally makes it transparent that our realizing of the place the weather come from has come via discoveries in diversified, now not unavoidably similar, disciplines.

Contents:

  • The Vacuum, the Universe, and issues That move “Pop” within the Night
  • Eleven Quadrillion 600 Thousand Billion Tonnes of Coal consistent with Second
  • Fin de Siècle, Fin du Monde
  • A secret Wrapped in an Enigma
  • The upward push of the hot Physics
  • The poultry and the Egg
  • The better of occasions and the Worst of Times
  • A story of 2 Theories and One Dogma
  • Relics of a Bygone Age
  • Cosmic Ash

Readership: Students, lecturers, and most of the people drawn to the heritage of physics and astrophysics.

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