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The Story of Collapsing StarsBlack Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity$
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Pankaj S. Joshi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199686766

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.001.0001

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Our Universe

Our Universe

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(p.1) 1 Our Universe
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The Story of Collapsing Stars
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Pankaj S. Joshi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.003.0001

The phenomena in the universe, both at the microscopic and macroscopic levels, appear many times as seemingly infinite and fathomless. The amazing thing, however, is that even if we take a small and simple-looking occurrence, going deep into it reveals unique and beautiful processes and laws of its finer workings. One could then extrapolate and examine whether these laws apply to other phenomena in the Cosmos as well. Often they do, and this is how we expand our picture of cosmic reality. Thus, the Universe opens up many amazing facets as we journey through it. This chapter discusses and reviews our current perception of the Universe, and the microcosm and the macrocosm. An idea on black holes, singularities, and quantum gravity is given, and the plan of the book is summarized in the final section.

Keywords:   Universe, microcosm, macrocosm, spacetime singularities, quantum gravity

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