Gravity’s Century From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes 2019 pdf


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Gravity’s Century From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes 2019 pdf

Gravity’s Century From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes 2019 pdf

Pages 193

By Ron Cowen

Publisher: Harvard University, Year : 2019

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1 • Genesis 7
Deeper Dive: Space and Time, a Perfect Union 19
Deeper Dive: Testing the Equivalence
Principle before Einstein 21
2 • From Turmoil to Triumph 25
Deeper Dive: Riemann’s Work and the Metric Tensor 43
Deeper Dive: The Meaning of Einstein’s Equation 45
3 • Eddington on a Mission 47
Deeper Dive: A History of Light Bending 66
Deeper Dive: A Modern-Day Solar Eclipse 68
4 • Expanding the Universe 69
5 • Black Holes and Testing General Relativity 83
Deeper Dive: New Tests of Einstein’s Theory 92

6 • Quantum Gravity 99
Deeper Dive: Black Holes and the Information Paradox 114
7 • Hearing Black Holes 121
Deeper Dive: LIGO and Beyond 135
Deeper Dive: Gravitational Waves Lost and Found 141
8 • Imaging Black Holes 147
Deeper Dive: A History of Illustrating Black Holes 159
Source Notes 163
Further Reading 167
Acknowledgments 173
Index 175

Ron Cowen – Gravity’s Century_ From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black Holes-Harvard University (2019)


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