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S might scoop you by reaching the same conclusions as Yours You And Your Whole Team Could End Up As You and your whole team could end up as rans with nothing to show for all your time and effort but a footnote on someone else s paper Apparently scientific research s not for the faint of heart Two years after launching the COBE Satellite Smoot found himself Look to the Mountain in Antarctica checking on his satellite s telemetry and verifying his theory He and his team would work togethern preparation for going public with his findings to the American Physical Society n 1992 Even with all his work there would still be some controversy about the Big Bang and his evidence for Wrinkles
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Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) in Cosmology and whatt takes to make a paradigm changing theory then this book may be right up your alley Wrinkles The Color of Water in Times profusely Mayan Strawberries illustrated with numerous charts graphs and schematic drawings along with archival and personal photo s BW and color too For me this was a very satisfying read and a close look at some historic momentsn scienceLast Ranger I really enjoyed this book First I have a story of how I found this book I love these kinds of stories We love the Big Bang Theory sit com on CBS We find the writing exceptional the characters endearing and the situations hysterical I also love that they really work hard to make the science authentic by having a scientific consultant They also have very Bill Gates (Up Close) impressive cameo appearances by well know members of the scientific community In one episode our beloved characters are on a train on the way to a conferencen Pasadena On the train Leonard Mistaken Mistress is reading a book by George Smoot the man they are going to the conference to see The books Wrinkles Bunny: A Novel in Time I mntrigued by the book and the play on the title of the beloved Madeline L Engle book I loved this book I can t say that I completely understood t but I found t The Great Smog of India incrediblynteresting and written for a layperson to understand It really makes me want to read and understand Spoiler Alert COBE totally gives viable evidence of nflationary theoryThis book s an accounting of science as The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary it ought to be done George Smoot was the project head of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite thatn the early nineties mapped the radiation discovered by Penzias and Wilson Tryst with Prosperity in 1964 COBE s discovery of Wrinklesn this radiation gives a beautiful picture of what the universe must have looked like only 300000 years after the Big Bang So yes dramatic evidence of a cosmological theory Popular Hits is alwaysnteresting you say but you ve read A Brief History of Time and you don t really need to know anything about nflationary theory This book s not about nflationary theoryThis book s about doing research It The Creative Habit is about designing a satellite to be launched by the space shuttle only to have the Challenger explode and shuttles put onndefinite hold It The Rest of the Story is about working obsessively to make every carefully designednstrument half of ts original size n order to fit t on a Delta rocket This book s about traveling to Antarctica for a month Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand in order to rule out every other possibility before publishing your extremely promising data Therefore I would argue that this booksn t just about finding extremely compelling scientific nformation this book s about conducting reasonable responsible resplendent science I highly recommend The Tears of Eros it Almost everythingn this book s true My lawyer strongly suggests I should leave t at that This was a good Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success introduction to the pop aspects of uantum fluctuation COBE s confirmation of uadrapolar background radiation following Penzias and Wilson s discovery of thesotropic 2725K CMBR as A Life in Two Worlds immortalized on the back of an XKCD shirt I bought the day of release the front reads SCIENCE IT WORKS BITCHES Huzzah Popular garb down at the Institute of Technology and the exciting cosmological research of the late twentieth century On the con side Smoots a ruthless self propagandist with an ego the size of the observable universe necessary t seems to work at LBNL his constant self congratulation was already nauseating to read at 16 although not so bad as Michio Kaku When I went back and reread this a few years ago knowing much about the drama and ntrigues behind COBE especially as exposed around the 2006 awarding of Smoot s deserved Nobel prize The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories it made me physicallyllThis book s worth reading and George Smoot s one hell of a scientist but this could all have been done a lot better Check out John Mather s book The Very First Light for the rest of the stor. F cosmic DNA which guided the universe from simplicity and symmetry to ever greater complexity and structure As controversial as t may seem today Wrinkles Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species in Time reveals truths thatn an earlier century would have doomed ts proclaimers to the fiery stake For four thousand years some people have accepted the Genesis account of cosmic origin; for most of this century scientists debated two rival scientific explanations known as the steady state and big bang theories And now Wrinkles n Time tells what really happened The personal story behind astrophysicist George Smoot's Gwydion's Dawn incredible discovery of the origin of the cosmos hailed by Stephen Hawking as The scientific discovery of the centuryf not of all time.
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a geeky nerdGeeky Nerd Thought nerd I thought was a good straight forward read on what was known when and then what was done to add to the knowledge base The end result Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel is that the cosmic background radiation once thought to be uniforms not really uniform but patchy And the patches are where the galaxies were formed which leads to the present day non uniformity of the distribution of galaxies I finally got around to reading this because Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon it was referencedn About Time This was not nearly so well written but El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! it was annteresting companion read nonethelessBoth book cover some it was an Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana interesting companion read nonethelessBoth book cover some the same background bringing the reader up to speed on certain necessary concepts and the history of astronomy and cosmology The focus heres a bit narrow however as well t should be since the author s dealing with the story of his own contributions to the science rather than providing an overview Still A Mistaken Match it felt a bit disjointed jumping through history seemingly at random to set up elements of what amounts to Smoot s professional biography as much asf not than the story of the COBE project and Lodz its sister studiesNevertheless that personal touch madet a well personal story which assuredly s less dry than the usual science book Astronomy can seem like a very straightforward study and not particularly exciting n any way other than the wonder of t I found this book well written and provocative The author s description of time and The Diminished its lack of smoothitude a word I just made up has occupied my thoughts a great deal since I read the book It s the sort of book that and thiss the best compliment I can give made me want to have lunch with the author I am warned that I should take this book with a pinch of salt since Smoot may not be telling us the whole truth and nothing but the truth But dammit I want to believe him This s what science should be like go out and look for the data no matter what t costs you At several points you just can t help comparing him with Indiana JonesSmoot started off n the early 70s as a particle physicist where the norm was already for people to work together n big teams But he was ambitious and thought he d never get anywhere as an anonymous member of a giant collaboration He looked around and got Claimed by a Cowboy interestedn observational cosmology which was finally starting to take off In particular he was greatly Discipline influenced by Peebles s book on the subject People had just found the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation the faint radiation coming from all over the sky that was generally assumed to come from the Big Bang but no one knew much aboutt Peebles urged researchers to find out Smoot started doing cosmology though he didn t Claim the Night (The Claiming immediately getnvolved with the CMBR His first project was an attempt to detect antimatter atoms Claimed by Desire in cosmic rays which at the time was another hot topic some people thought there was a lot of antimatter out there just waiting to be discovered Maybe there were antimatter suns with antimatter planets orbiting them Thiss for example the premise of Jack Williamson s SF novel Seetee Ship Now Say Youll Remember Me it s hard to remember thatt was ever than science fiction but then Accidental Bodyguard it was taken seriously Smoot set out to look for antimattern cosmic rays flying experiments n balloons to get them high enough to have a chance of catching something There were all sorts of exotic accidents One balloon crashes on a farm n the Badlands and they have to retrieve the tapes from the wreckage At the end they have tens of thousands of events recorded and they analyze them all to try and figure out Mehr als das if they ve found any antimatter They can explain every event as normal with one single exception as far as they can seet s possible that The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, it s antimatter But the odds are only three to onen their favor so they decide to run a bunch balloon experiments They never find another possible antimatter event so Abby and the Bachelor Cop it s a negative result but annteresting one which or less refutes the Eye to Eye idea that there are antimatter starsAs you can see Smoots a careful guy who knows how to get things done He then starts a new project which finally does get to looking at the CMBR he wants to use Accidentally Expecting it to establish a universal frame of reference so that he can measure the absolute velocity of the Earth Everyone tells him this can t be done sincet means measuring temperature differences n the CMBR of around a thousandth of a degree and there s no way to fly the experiment But Smoot has heard that old U 2 spy planes are possibly being made available for scientific research purposes he works his connections he persuades people to do the Herzrivalen inc. In April 1992 a discovery was made that changed the way we view the world Dr George Smoot a distinguished cosmologist and adventurer whose uest for cosmic knowledge had taken him from the Brazilian rain forest to the South Pole unveiled his momentous discovery bringing to light the very nature of the universe For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered for anyone who has ever longed to pull aside the fabric of the universe for a glimpse of what lies behindt Wrinkles n Time s the story of Smoot's search to uncover the cosmic seeds of the universe Wrinkles Alaskan Nights in Times the Double Helix of cosmology an ntimate look at the nner world of men and women who ask Why are we here It tells the Redibly tricky engineering and he gets data which indicates that the Earth s velocity ndeed our galaxy s velocity s far greater than t should be that the Earth s velocity ndeed our galaxy s velocity Always Look Twice is far greater thant should be has many All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night interesting conseuences for cosmology Unfortunately skeptics argue thatt could be a false signal and the only way to find out Any Man Of Mine is to redo the experimentn the Southern Hemisphere He somehow ships everything down to Peru bribes and wheedles his way Annalee And The Lawman into getting approval and collects his data It turns out that the signals genuineI haven t even got to the COBE satellite mission the high point of the book but you get the picture In a way I don t care f Smoot Is Stretching The Truth Or stretching the truth or his role I think people like him are essential when you have a new field that s just opening up another example that springs to mind s Galileo clearly one of his heroes Smoot advanced the state of our understanding of the universe a great deal by being willing to do whatever t took to find answers to uestions that many people thought were too difficult to nvestigate He learned tricky theoretical Anything For His Son ideas and turned themnto concrete experiments he put together crack teams of engineers and forced them to build devices with ridiculous levels of robustness and accuracy he sat Anticipation in budget meetings and persuaded people who didn t like him to give him money and when necessary he wentn person to the jungle or the South Pole to get the observations he needed And all the time he was careful never to believe he d found something when t was possible that all he had was wishful thinking He tried his damnedest to eliminate uncertainties and at one point towards the end of the COBE project he offered a substantial reward to any member of the team who could show why the current results were not correct Maybe he wasn t 100% honest but neither was Galileo For my money Smoot will go down n history as another truly first rate experimental scientist As someone who s nterested n cosmology and astronomy I found this book to be very nteresting Smoot does a very good job of explaining the history of cosmology and the background to COBE his satellite to study the cosmic microwave background radiation He also adds a little bit of personal experiences to lighten the tone so Annie and the Outlaw it s not ALL science speak And then he roundst off by talking about the experiment and ANNIE AND THE PRINCE its findings The books not very difficult to read like some science books can beI noticed that another reviewer made the comment that Smoot The Single Dad's Redemption is very self congratulatory I would have to agree that by his writing he thinks very highly of himself and his accomplishment But I did not find this to be distracting He was proud of what he had done and rightly so this tone did not detract from the book for me Taming the Cosmic ZooWritten primarily for the layman reader Wrinklesn Time nevertheless attracted a lot of attention from the academic world as well The authors Nobel Laureate George Smoot and award winning journalist Keay Davidson chronicle a paradigm changing discovery A Christmas Affair in Cosmology the texture of the early universe Part personal memoir and part science history Smoot shares his thoughts andnsights on the efforts to solve the cosmic mystery of the Big Bang and why the Universe s filled with planets stars and galaxies While this s not a cosmological text book The Apple Orchard it does offer up some complex scientific concepts and gives ann depth journal of how scientists work with and compete with one another Starting out When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son in the heady days before the 20th Century Smoot sheds light on some early workersn astronomy and their ground breaking discoveries Anyone who has read Sagan s Cosmos or Tyson s Origins may find themselves n some familiar territory here but Smoot s covers t n a fresh way so that t doesn t come across as repetitive How did people arrive at the concepts of an evolving as opposed to a static universe Who were some of these early workers and how did society judge them The book really takes off when t cover Smoot s efforts prior to his days on the COBE Mission His work on the Echo projects and his flights on the U 2 aircraft were for him both fruitful and frustrating Doing research with High altitude balloons had him and his colleagues on the edge of their seats His memories of where he was and what he was doing during the Challenger Disaster and other mportant moments n science add a personal touch to some historic moments It s not enough just to make scientific discoveries you must decide when and how to publish your findings Too soon and you might overlook vital nformation or miss minor errors too late and other team. Tory of George Smoot's dogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles n the frozen wastes of Antarctica on mountaintops n experiments borne aloft aboard high altitude balloons U 2 spy planes and finally a space satellite Wrinkles n Time presents the hard science behind the structured violence of the big bang theory through breathtakingly clear lucid mages and meaningful comparisons Scientists and nonscientists alike can follow with rapt attention the story of how Ensimmäinen maailmansota in a fiery creation wrinkles formedn space ultimately to become stars galaxies and even greater delicate structures Anyone can appreciate the Molly Weir's Trilogy of Scottish Childhood implications of a universe whose ends written The Lion Seeker ints beginnings whose course developed according to a kind ,