Essays on the Frontiers of Modern Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 8, 2013 - Science - 206 pages
This book is a collection of fourteen essays that describe an inspiring journey through the universe and discusses popular science topics that modern physics and cosmology are struggling to deal with. What is our place in the universe and what happens in the magnificent cosmos where we exist for a brief amount of time. In an unique way that incorporates mythological and philosophical perspectives, the essays in this work address the big questions of what the universe is, how it came into being, and where it may be heading. This exciting adventure is a rich scientific history of elegant physics, mathematics, and cosmology as well as a philosophical and spiritual pursuit fueled by the human imagination.
 

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Contents

Genesis of Genesis
1
Parallel Universes
19
Once Upon a Time There Was No Time or Space
35
Whats the Matter with Antimatter?
49
Playing with Light
65
Dark Forces in the Universe
83
Is the Universe Infinite?
99
Holographic Universe The Ultimate Illusion
117
Mind over Matter
133
The Spooky World of Quantum Entanglement
149
Are We Alone?
163
The End of Everything
181
Final Words
199
Index
201
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Santhosh Mathew, Ph.D., is a professor, researcher, and science writer. He has written extensively on scientific topics of popular interest. His regular science blog can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/santhosh-mathew-phd. His writings on science and Eastern philosophy have been widely read. His research interests include developments in modern physics, mathematics, and cosmology.

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