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Ruth and nothing but the truth But ammit I want to believe him "This is what science should be like go out and look for the "is what science should be like go out and look for the no matter what it costs you At several points you just can t help comparing him with Indiana JonesSmoot started off in the early 70s as a particle physicist where the norm was already for Spoiler Alert COBE totally gives viable evidence of inflationary theoryThis book is an accounting of science as it ought to be one George Smoot was the project head of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite that in *THE EARLY NINETIES MAPPED THE RADIATION DISCOVERED BY PENZIAS *early nineties mapped the radiation iscovered by Penzias Wilson in 1964 COBE s Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption discovery of Wrinkles in this radiation gives a beautiful picture of what the universe must have looked like only 300000 years after the Big Bang So yesramatic evidence of a cosmological theory is always interesting you say but you ve read A Brief History of Time and you Climax (Double Alchemy, don t really need to know anything about inflationary theory This book is not about inflationary theoryThis book is aboutoing research It is about Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles designing a satellite to be launched by the space shuttle only to have the Challenger explode and shuttles put on indefinite hold It is about working obsessively to make every carefullyesigned instrument half of its original size in order to fit it on a Delta rocket This book is about traveling to Antarctica for a month in order to rule out every other possibility before publishing your extremely promising Roots and Blossoms data Therefore I would argue that this book isn t just about finding extremely compelling scientific information this book is about conducting reasonable responsible resplendent science I highly recommend it Almost everything in this book is true My lawyer strongly suggests I should leave it at that This was a good introduction to the pop aspects of uantum fluctuation COBE s confirmation of uadrapolar background radiation following Penzias and Wilson siscovery of the isotropic 2725K CMBR as immortalized on the back of an XKCD shirt I bought the The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom day of release the front reads SCIENCE IT WORKS BITCHES Huzzah Popular garbown at the Institute of Technology and the exciting cosmological research of the late twentieth century On the con side Smoot is a ruthless self propagandist with an ego the size of the observable universe necessary it 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 Shakespeare drama and intrigues behind COBE especially as exposed around the 2006 awarding of Smoot seserved Nobel prize it made me physically illThis book is worth reading and George Smoot s one hell of a scientist but this could all have been BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) done a lot better Check out John Mather s book The Very First Light for the rest of the story. F cosmic DNA which guided the universe from simplicity and symmetry to ever greater complexity and structure As controversial as it may seem today Wrinkles in Time reveals truths that in an earlier century would haveoomed its 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 Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy debated two rival scientific explanations known as the steady state and big bang theories And now Wrinkles in Time tells what really happened The personal story behind astrophysicist George Smoot's incredibleiscovery of the origin of the cosmos hailed by Stephen Hawking as The scientific iscovery of the century if not of all time. ,


Wrinkles in TimeAs someone who is interested in cosmology and astronomy I found this book to be very interesting Smoot oes 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 e Taming the Cosmic ZooWritten primarily for the layman reader Wrinkles in 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 iscovery in Cosmology the texture of the chronicle a paradigm changing iscovery in Cosmology the texture of the universe Part personal memoir and part science history Smoot shares his thoughts and insights on the efforts to solve the cosmic mystery of the Big Bang and why the Universe is filled with planets stars and galaxies While this is not a cosmological text book it A Wish Your Heart Makes does offer up some complex scientific concepts and gives an inepth journal of how scientists work with and compete with one another Starting out in the heady Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) days before the 20th Century Smoot sheds light on some early workers in astronomy and their ground breakingiscoveries Anyone who has read Sagan s Cosmos or Tyson s Origins may find themselves in some familiar territory here but Smoot s covers it in a fresh way so that it Loves Abuse Warrior Camp doesn t come across as repetitive Howid people arrive at the concepts of an evolving as opposed to a static universe Who were some of these early workers and how Contemporary African literature did society judge them The book really takes off when it cover Smoot s efforts prior to hisays 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 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners doinguring the Challenger Disaster and other important moments in science add a personal touch to some historic moments It s not enough just to make scientific Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) discoveries you mustecide when and how to publish your findings Too soon and you might overlook vital information or miss minor errors too late and other teams might scoop you by reaching the same conclusions as yours You and your whole team could end up as also rans with nothing to show for all your time and effort but a footnote on someone else s paper Apparently scientific research is not for the faint of heart Two years after launching the COBE Satellite Smoot found himself in Antarctica checking on his satellite s telemetry and verifying his theory He and his team would work together in preparation for going public with his findings to the American Physical Society in 1992 Even with all his work there would still be some controversy about the Big Bang and his evidence for Wrinkles in the cosmic background radiation But. In April 1992 iscovery was made that changed the way we view the world Dr George "Smoot a istinguished cosmologist and adventurer uest for cosmic knowledge had taken him from the Brazilian rain "a Academic Skills distinguished cosmologist and adventurer whose uest for cosmic knowledge had taken him from the Brazilian rain to the South Pole unveiled his momentousiscovery 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 behind it Wrinkles in Time is the story of Smoot's search to uncover the cosmic seeds of the universe Wrinkles in Time is the Double Helix of cosmology an intimate look at the inner world of men and women who ask Why are we here It tells the

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That s how science works and Smoot and Davidson cover it all in this wonderful book If you r at all interested in Cosmology and what it takes to make a paradigm changing theory then this book may be right up your alley Wrinkles in Time is profusely illustrated with numerous charts graphs and schematic rawings 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 moments in 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 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 conference in Pasadena On the train Leonard is reading a book by George Smoot the man they are going to the conference to see The book is Wrinkles in Time I m intrigued 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 it but I found it incredibly interesting and written for a layperson to understand It really makes me want to read and understand Loved it but then I m a nerdy geek or maybe a geeky nerd I thought it was a good straight forward read on what was known when and then what was one to add to the knowledge base The end result is that the cosmic background radiation once thought to be uniform is not really uniform but patchy And the patches are where the galaxies were formed which leads to the present ay non uniformity of the istribution of galaxies I finally got around to reading this because it was referenced in About Time This was not nearly so well written but it was an interesting companion read nonethelessBoth book cover some of the same background bringing the reader up to speed on certain necessary concepts and the history of astronomy and cosmology The focus here is a bit narrow however "As Well It Should Be "well it should be the author is ealing with the story of his own contributions to the science rather than #providing an overview Still it felt a bit isjointed jumping through history seemingly at random to set up elements #an overview Still it felt a bit isjointed jumping through history seemingly at random to set up elements wha I found this book well written and provocative The author s Deans and Truants description of time and its lack of smoothitude a word I just made up has occupied my thoughts a greateal since I read the book It s the sort of book that and this is 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 Tory of George Smoot's ogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles in the frozen wastes of Antarctica on mountaintops in experiments borne aloft aboard high altitude balloons U 2 spy planes and finally a space satellite Wrinkles in Time presents the hard science behind the structured violence of the big bang theory through breathtakingly clear lucid images and meaningful comparisons Scientists and nonscientists alike can follow with rapt attention the story of how in a fiery creation wrinkles formed in space ultimately to become stars galaxies and even greater elicate structures Anyone can appreciate the implications of a universe whose end is written in its beginnings whose course Alien Contact developed according to a kind