Origins of the Universe by Keith Cooper audiobook

Origins of the Universe: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the Search for Quantum Gravity

By Keith Cooper
Read by Rory Barnett

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Nearly sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winners Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson stumbled across a mysterious hiss of faint radio static that was interfering with their astronomical observations. In it, they had found the key to unravelling the story of the Big Bang and the origin of our universe. That signal was the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the earliest light in the universe, released 379,000 years after the Big Bang. It contains secrets about what happened during the very first tiny increments of time, which had consequences that have rippled throughout cosmic history, leading to the universe of stars and galaxies that we live in today. This is the enthralling story of the quest to understand the CMB radiation and what it can tell us of the origins of time and space, from bubble universes to a cyclical cosmos—and possibly leading to the elusive theory of quantum gravity itself.

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Nearly sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winners Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson stumbled across a mysterious hiss of faint radio static that was interfering with their astronomical observations. In it, they had found the key to unravelling the story of the Big Bang and the origin of our universe. That signal was the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the earliest light in the universe, released 379,000 years after the Big Bang. It contains secrets about what happened during the very first tiny increments of time, which had consequences that have rippled throughout cosmic history, leading to the universe of stars and galaxies that we live in today. This is the enthralling story of the quest to understand the CMB radiation and what it can tell us of the origins of time and space, from bubble universes to a cyclical cosmos—and possibly leading to the elusive theory of quantum gravity itself.

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Author Bio: Keith Cooper

Author Bio: Keith Cooper

Keith Cooper is the editor of Astronomy Now. He has held this role since 2006, and is also editor of the NASA-sponsored Astrobiology Magazine. Keith specializes in writing about astrophysics, planetary science, cosmology, and astrobiology, and he has written for New Scientist, Sky & Telescope, Physics World, Centauri Dreams, and the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English