Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves by Harry Collins
English | January 20th, 2017 | ASIN: B01MZFUGRS, ISBN: 0262036185, 0262535122 | 415 Pages | EPUB | 8.67 MB
Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a "very interesting event" (as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read) that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity's Kiss, Harry Collins – who has been watching the science of gravitational wave detection for forty-three of those fifty years and has written three previous books about it – offers a final, fascinating account, written in real time, of the unfolding of one of the most remarkable scientific discoveries ever made.