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Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space

By: Levin, Janna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016Copyright date: 2016Edition: First edition.Description: 241 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780307958198 :; 0307958191 :.Subject(s): Gravitation | Black holes (Astronomy)DDC classification: 539.7/54 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on.
Summary: Recounts the fifty-year search for gravitational waves, explaining how the waves are created in the collision of black holes and why they can never be detected by telescope, and profiles four scientists currently engaged in the quest.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.

When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on.

Recounts the fifty-year search for gravitational waves, explaining how the waves are created in the collision of black holes and why they can never be detected by telescope, and profiles four scientists currently engaged in the quest.

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