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  • Title: Finding the Big Bang
  • Author: Phillip James Edwin Peebles Lyman A. Page Jr. R. Bruce Partridge
  • ISBN: 9780521519823
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, has become a precise physical science, the foundation of which is our understanding of the cosmic microwave background radiation CMBR left from the big bang The story of the discovery and exploration of the CMBR in the 1960s is recalled for the first time in this collection of 44 essays by eminent scientists who pioneeredCosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, has become a precise physical science, the foundation of which is our understanding of the cosmic microwave background radiation CMBR left from the big bang The story of the discovery and exploration of the CMBR in the 1960s is recalled for the first time in this collection of 44 essays by eminent scientists who pioneered the work Two introductory chapters put the essays in context, explaining the general ideas behind the expanding universe and fossil remnants from the early stages of the expanding universe The last chapter describes how the confusion of ideas and measurements in the 1960s grew into the present tight network of tests that demonstrate the accuracy of the big bang theory This book is valuable to anyone interested in how science is done, and what it has taught us about the large scale nature of the physical universe.
    Phillip James Edwin Peebles Lyman A. Page Jr. R. Bruce Partridge
    also P James E Peebles, P.J.E.PeeblesPhillip James Edwin Peebles was born in Winnipeg, Canada, Province of Manitoba, on April 25, 1935 Living in the tiny town of St Vital and graduating in a high school class of 12, his interests in science were not tapped until his college days Although planning to study engineering at the University of Manitoba, he encountered four inspirational physics professors who sparked a career in physics He received his BS degree from the University in 1958 and moved next to Princeton University, intending to study particle physics.Instead he became the only student of his influential mentor, Robert Dicke, to enter into theoretical physics Under Dicke s influence Peebles gradually moved from studies of gravity to astronomy and from astronomy to cosmology Dicke also planted the original seed that inspired Peebles to look for the presence of background radiation in the universe In 1965, as a result of Peebles post doctoral research, he and Dicke boldly predicted the existence of cosmic background radiation In 1966 he began work on the theoretical calculations that would make cosmological studies an important topic for physicists His book Physical Cosmology 1971 established the framework for a series of challenging new theoretical proposals that helped shape the field of cosmological studies In 1984 Peebles was named Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University.Peebles has written many influential and provocative articles in addition to his important books His contributions have been recognized with honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, University of Chicago, McMaster University, University of Manitoba, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Universit Catholique de Louvain He has also received important awards, including the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1981 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1998.Prof Peebles and his wife, Alison, live in Princeton, New Jersey, where they share an interest in gardening and in exploring nature Although he plans to retire from his faculty position at Princeton in the near future, he does not plan to discontinue his life long pursuit of understanding the nature of the


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