Gravitational Waves (High Energy Physics) (Hardcover)

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By I. Ciufolini (Editor), V. Gorini (Editor), U. Moschella (Editor)
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Gravitational waves (GWs) are a hot topic and promise to play a central role in astrophysics, cosmology, and theoretical physics. Technological developments have led us to the brink of their direct observation, which could become a reality in the coming years. The direct observation of GWs will open an entirely new field: GW astronomy. This is expected to bring a revolution in our knowledge of the universe by allowing the observation of previously unseen phenomena, such as the coalescence of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes), the fall of stars into supermassive black holes, stellar core collapses, big-bang relics, and the new and unexpected.

With a wide range of contributions by leading scientists in the field, Gravitational Waves covers topics such as the basics of GWs, various advanced topics, GW detectors, astrophysics of GW sources, numerical applications, and several recent theoretical developments. The material is written at a level suitable for postgraduate students entering the field.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780750307413
ISBN-10: 0750307412
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: January 29th, 2001
Pages: 412
Language: English
Series: High Energy Physics