The Music of the Big Bang: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology

The Music of the Big Bang The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology Ever since its infancy humankind has been seeking answers to some very basic and profound questions Did the Universe begin If it did how old is it and where did it come from What is its shape What

  • Title: The Music of the Big Bang: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology
  • Author: Amedeo Balbi
  • ISBN: 9783540787266
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ever since its infancy, humankind has been seeking answers to some very basic and profound questions Did the Universe begin If it did, how old is it, and where did it come from What is its shape What is it made of Fascinating myths and brilliant in itions attempting to solve such enigmas can be found all through the history of human thought Every culture has its ownEver since its infancy, humankind has been seeking answers to some very basic and profound questions Did the Universe begin If it did, how old is it, and where did it come from What is its shape What is it made of Fascinating myths and brilliant in itions attempting to solve such enigmas can be found all through the history of human thought Every culture has its own legends, itsownworldcreationtales, itsphilosophicalspeculations, itsre gious beliefs Modern science, however, cannot content itself with fanciful explanations, no matter how suggestive they are No days, our theories about the Universe, built upon rational ded tion, have to survive the hard test of experiment and observation Cosmology, the science which studies the origin and evo tion of the Universe, had to overcome enormous dif culties before it could achieve the same level of dignity as other physical dis plines At rst, it had no serious physical model and mathematical tools that could be used to address the complexity of the problems it had to face Then, it suffered from a chronic lack of experim tal data, which made it almost impossible to test the theoretical speculations Given this situation, answering rigorously the many questions on the nature of the Universe seemed nothing than a delusion Today, however, things have changed We live in the golden age of cosmology an exciting moment, when, for the rst time, we are able to scienti cally understand our Univers

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