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The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Nicholas Mee

Abstract

The Cosmic Mystery Tour is a brief account of modern physics and astronomy presented in a broad historical and cultural context. The book is attractively illustrated and aimed at the general reader. Part I explores the laws of physics including general relativity, the structure of matter, quantum mechanics and the Standard Model of particle physics. It discusses recent discoveries such as gravitational waves and the project to construct LISA, a space-based gravitational wave detector, as well as unresolved issues such as the nature of dark matter. Part II begins by considering cosmology, the s ... More

Keywords: gravitational waves, Big Bang, SETI, exoplanets, black hole, neutron star, modern physics, astronomy, cosmology, Breakthrough Starshot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198831860
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831860.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Mee, author
Director, Virtual Image Publishing Ltd and Quantum Wave Publishing Ltd