Item description for Intelligible Universe: An Overview of the Last Thirteen Billion Years by Julio A. Gonzalo...
This interesting book reviews WMAP s main results (2003) and discusses in detail how the accurate qualitative results for the age of the universe and the Hubble constant were anticipated in an article published five years before in Acta Cosmologica, Krakow. In the final chapter on Cosmic Numbers , it is shown that, as a result of the coincidence at decoupling time between atom formation and matter/radiation equality, a reasonable cosmic justification for the mass ratio of protons and electrons is obtained.
Contents: The Intelligible Universe (Shanghai/Madrid 1993): Man and His Universe; The Importance of Precision; Relativistic Cosmology; Cosmology and Transcendence; The Cosmic Background Radiation (El Escorial 1993): The COBE Project, by John C Mather; COBE Observations of the Early Universe, by George F Smoot; The Last Thirteen Billion Years (Krakow, 1998/Madrid, 2002): Unexpected Coincidence Between Decoupling and Atom Formation Times; From the Big Bang to the Present; The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (Singapore/Madrid, 2005): The Report of the WMAP s First Year Observation in the NY Times: 02/12/2003; The Medieval Roots of Contemporary Science (Oviedo, 2007): Why Not in China?; Tomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon; The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation; and other papers.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.18"
Release Date Jul 4, 2008
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812794107 ISBN13 9789812794109
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More About Julio A. Gonzalo
Julio A. Gonzalo, Professor of Physics, Departamento de Fisica de Materiales: Professor Gonzalo has lectured at several prestigious academic and research institutes around the world, and was organizer and chairman of several international conferences on ferroelectricity. His research interests include ferroelectricity, phase transitions as well as materials physics in general.
Basilio Jimenez, Research Director ICMM, Madrid: Professor Jimenez is a member of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and Spanish Materials Society. He has directed many Spanish and European Research Projects. His research interests include, among other things, ferro-piezoelectric materials.
Julio A. Gonzalo has an academic affiliation as follows - Material Physics Department, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.