Wrinkles In Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe by George SmootWrinkles In Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe by George Smoot

Wrinkles In Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe

byGeorge Smoot

Paperback | September 18, 2007

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Astrophysicist George Smoot spent decades pursuing the origin of the cosmos, "the holy grail of science," a relentless hunt that led him from the rain forests of Brazil to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. In his search he struggled against time, the elements, and the forces of ignorance and bureaucratic insanity. Finally, after years of research, Smoot and his dedicated team of Berkeley researchers succeeded in proving the unprovable—uncovering, inarguably and for all time, the secrets of the creation of the universe. Wrinkles in Time describes this startling discovery that would usher in a new scientific age—and win Smoot the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics, George Smoot has been an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1974 and has been a physics professor at University of California–Berkeley since 1994. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Title:Wrinkles In Time: Witness to the Birth of the UniverseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.81 inPublished:September 18, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

?George Smoot?s Wrinkles in Time has got to be one of the best books I?ve ever read. Smoot, who got the Nobel Prize in physics in 2006, is the Indiana Jones of physics: a physicist who flies all over the world to do science. For example, he was in French Guiana, where he went from Paris (he?s based at UC Berkeley) for the launch of the latest ?wrinkles in time? (microwave background radiation in space, the embers of the Big Bang) satellite, called Planck. His writing is incredible: You really get the feel of what it is like to do leading-edge science and discover so much about the universe while doing really exciting things like travel to exotic destinations in the name of science.? (Amir D. Aczel, Toronto Globe and Mail)