New Stuff Tuesday – September 6, 2016

Mapping the Heavens

Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos
by Priyamvada Natarajan
QB981 .N337 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

On Friday nights you’ll often find me in Upham Hall, attending the Observatory Lectures Series sponsored by the Physics Department (and not just because there’s nothing else going on in WW on Friday nights)! So it’s not surprising that a book on cosmology would be right up my alley. Award-winning Yale Astronomy and Physics professor Priyamvada Natarajan is an expert in dark matter, dark energy and black holes. She takes readers through a quick round-up of the history of cosmology and then lays out the latest scientific discoveries about the universe. She’s involved in the ambitious Hubble Frontier Fields Initiative which uses the Hubble Telescope photographs to create a map of the universe, including dark matter.

If you’re interested in all things astronomy, our very own Prof. Robert Benjamin uses the Hubble Space Telescope for his research as well. And if the stars align, there will be a new installment of the UWW Observatory Lectures again this year!

For more books on cosmology (the origin and development of the physical universe), Research@UWW will help you find them.

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