The Science of Interstellar

The Science of Interstellar
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Author: Kip Thorne
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780393351385
Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).

The Science of Interstellar

The Science of Interstellar
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Author: Kip S. Thorne
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0393351378
Release: 2014
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Looks at the scientific aspects of the science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, delving into the theoretical physics that informed the making of the film from its inception onward due to the author's involvement as a consultant on the film.

Interstellar The Official Movie Novelization

Interstellar  The Official Movie Novelization
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Author: Greg Keyes
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781783293704
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The official movie novelization to the eagerly anticipated new film by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures INTERSTELLAR and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)

Interstellar

Interstellar
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Author: Mark Cotta Vaz
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780762456840
Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: Running Press Adult

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his sci-fi epic Interstellar, Christopher Nolan takes on the infinite canvas of space to deliver a cutting-edge, emotionally charged adventure that will amaze audiences of all ages. Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space documents the making of Nolan's latest masterpiece in fascinating detail and features interviews with the acclaimed director, along with screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, producer Emma Thomas, and other key members of the production team. Delving into the science and philosophy behind the film, Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space dynamically showcases its incredible concept art, including costume designs, storyboards, and other fascinating preproduction elements. Also featuring interviews with the exceptional cast, including Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space tells the full story of the making of the film, with candid pictures illustrating its elaborate set pieces and reliance on classic special effects techniques. Visually enthralling and engrossing in its in-depth exploration of the themes and ideas at the heart of Interstellar, this book is the perfect accompaniment to one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight" films, "Inception"), "Interstellar" stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Oscar winner Anne Hathaway ("Les Misébles"), Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Bill Irwin ("Rachel Getting Married"), Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn ("Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), and Oscar winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules"). The main cast also includes Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy and Topher Grace. Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Nolan. Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst produced "Interstellar," with Jordan Goldberg, Jake Myers, Kip Thorne and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy/Lynda Obst Productions production, a film by Christopher Nolan, "Interstellar."

The Physics of Interstellar Dust

The Physics of Interstellar Dust
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Author: Endrik Krugel
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781000687521
Release: 2002-12-02
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For example, observers need to understand how dust effects l

The Physics of the Interstellar Medium Second Edition

The Physics of the Interstellar Medium  Second Edition
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Author: J.E Dyson,D.A Williams
Pages: 165
ISBN: 0585368112
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book leads the advanced undergraduate through the wide range of disciplines related to an understanding of the interstellar medium and is suitable for any student studying either physics or astrophysics. The study of the interstellar medium incorporates a large range of physical More...processes on both large and small scales all of which are covered in this text. Together with the inclusion of simple models and problems at the end of each chapter this text provides a comprehensive overview and grounding in the study of the interstellar medium.

The Interstellar Age

The Interstellar Age
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Author: Jim Bell
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781101983898
Release: 2016
Editor: Dutton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. The fantastic journey began in 1977, before the first episode of Cosmos aired. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond the moon; beyond Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity's greatest space mission. In The Interstellar Age, award-winning planetary scientist Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the members of this extraordinary team.

Making Starships and Stargates

Making Starships and Stargates
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Author: James F. Woodward
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781461456230
Release: 2012-12-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To create the exotic materials and technologies needed to make stargates and warp drives is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way to accelerate a spaceship without having to lug along a gargantuan reservoir of fuel that you blow out a tailpipe. Tethers and solar sails are conventional realizations of the basic idea. There may now be a way to achieve these lofty objectives. “Making Starships and Stargates” will have three parts. The first will deal with information about the theories of relativity needed to understand the predictions of the effects that make possible the “propulsion” techniques, and an explanation of those techniques. The second will deal with experimental investigations into the feasibility of the predicted effects; that is, do the effects exist and can they be applied to propulsion? The third part of the book – the most speculative – will examine the question: what physics is needed if we are to make wormholes and warp drives? Is such physics plausible? And how might we go about actually building such devices? This book pulls all of that material together from various sources, updates and revises it, and presents it in a coherent form so that those interested will be able to find everything of relevance all in one place.

Extraterrestrial

Extraterrestrial
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Author: Avi Loeb
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780358278146
Release: 2021
Editor: Houghton Mifflin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star

Interstellar Cinderella

Interstellar Cinderella
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Author: Deborah Underwood
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452137841
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Chronicle Books

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Once upon a planetoid, amid her tools and sprockets, a girl named Cinderella dreamed of fixing fancy rockets. With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium

The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium
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Author: A. G. G. M. Tielens
Pages: 495
ISBN: 0521826349
Release: 2005-08-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium
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Author: Bruce T. Draine
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9780691122144
Release: 2011
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across the electromagnetic spectrum; radiative transfer; ionization; heating and cooling; astrochemistry; interstellar dust; fluid dynamics, including ionization fronts and shock waves; cosmic rays; distribution and evolution of the interstellar medium; and star formation. While it is assumed that the reader has a background in undergraduate-level physics, including some prior exposure to atomic and molecular physics, statistical mechanics, and electromagnetism, the first six chapters of the book include a review of the basic physics that is used in later chapters. This graduate-level textbook includes references for further reading, and serves as an invaluable resource for working astrophysicists. Essential textbook on the physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium Based on a course taught by the author for more than twenty years at Princeton University Covers radiative processes, fluid dynamics, cosmic rays, astrochemistry, interstellar dust, and more Discusses the physical state and distribution of the ionized, atomic, and molecular phases of the interstellar medium Reviews diagnostics using emission and absorption lines Features color illustrations and detailed reference materials in appendices Instructor's manual with problems and solutions (available only to teachers)

Black Holes Time Warps Einstein s Outrageous Legacy Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Black Holes   Time Warps  Einstein s Outrageous Legacy  Commonwealth Fund Book Program
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Author: Kip Thorne
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780393247473
Release: 1995-01-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.

Beyond the God Particle

Beyond the God Particle
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Author: Leon M. Lederman,Christopher T. Hill
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781616148027
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Prometheus Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled. On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists at CERN confirmed it. This elusive subatomic particle forms a field that permeates the entire universe, creating the masses of the elementary particles that are the basic building blocks of everything in the known world--from viruses to elephants, from atoms to quasars. Starting where Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman's bestseller The God Particle left off, this incisive new book explains what's next. Lederman and Hill discuss key questions that will occupy physicists for years to come: * Why were scientists convinced that something like the "God Particle" had to exist? * What new particles, forces, and laws of physics lie beyond the "God Particle"? * What powerful new accelerators are now needed for the US to recapture a leadership role in science and to reach "beyond the God Particle," such as Fermilab's planned Project-X and the Muon Collider? Using thoughtful, witty, everyday language, the authors show how all of these intriguing questions are leading scientists ever deeper into the fabric of nature. Readers of The God Particle will not want to miss this important sequel.

Black Holes and Time Warps

Black Holes and Time Warps
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Author: Kip S. Thorne
Pages: 619
ISBN: 0333639693
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ever since Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity burst upon the world in 1915, some of the world's most brilliant minds have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that legacy. Einstein himself was resistant to its implications, but physicists, astronomers and cosmologists have argued over his theory ever since.

Interstellar

Interstellar
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Author: Christopher Nolan,Jonathan Nolan
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780571314409
Release: 2014-11-24
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Interstellar a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The screenplay of Interstellar is written by Christopher Nolan and his frequent collaborator, Jonathan Nolan. In addition to the screenplay, this screenplay book also contains over 200 pages of storyboards and an Introduction featuring a conversation about the film with Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan. The screenplay book is based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).

The Wraparound Universe

The Wraparound Universe
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Author: Jean-Pierre Luminet
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781439864968
Release: 2008-03-21
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What shape is the universe? Is it curved and closed in on itself? Is it expanding? Where is it headed? Could space be wrapped around itself, such that it produces ghost images of faraway galaxies? Such are the questions posed by Jean-Pierre Luminet in The Wraparound Universe, which he then addresses in clear and accessible language. An expert in black holes and the big bang, he leads us on a voyage through the surprising byways of space-time, where possible topologies of the universe, explorations of the infinite, and cosmic mirages combine their mysterious traits and unlock the imagination. The Wraparound Universe is a general-audience book about the overall topology or shape of the universe. The central question addressed is whether it is possible that the universe is wrapped around in an interesting way, and what impact this would have on astronomical observations and our understanding of cosmology. Along the way many of the general features and much of the history of the modern picture of cosmology are discussed.

Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe
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Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Michael Strauss,J. Richard Gott
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781400883226
Release: 2016-09-12
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicists Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

Interstellar Communication Scientific Perspectives

Interstellar Communication  Scientific Perspectives
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Author: Cyril Ponnamperuma,Alastair Graham Walter Cameron
Pages: 226
ISBN: UOM:39076006361120
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown

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What Is Relativity

What Is Relativity
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Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780231167260
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An astrophysicist offers an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, explaining how well they have held up to rigorous testing over the years, and even describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole.