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Title The cosmic web : mysterious architecture of the universe / J. Richard Gott.
Author Gott, J. Richard, author.
Publication Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xiv, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Call # 523.1 G
Contents Hubble Discovers the Universe -- Zwicky, Clusters of Galaxies, and the Discovery of Dark Matter -- How Clusters Form and Grow: Meatballs in Space -- The Great Void in Boötes: A Swiss Cheese Universe -- Inflation -- A Cosmic Sponge -- A Slice of the Universe: the Great Wall of Geller and Huchra -- Park's Simulation of the Universe -- Measuring the Cosmic Web: the Sloan Great Wall -- Spots in the Cosmic Microwave Background -- Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe.
Summary J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies. This magnificent structure is now called the Cosmic Web and has been mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here is his gripping insider account of how a generation of undaunted theorists and observers solved the mystery of the architecture of our cosmos.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index.
Subject Astronomers -- Biography.
Gott, J. Richard.
Astronomy -- History.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9780691157269 (alk. paper) :
069115726X (alk. paper) :

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