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Worlds Beyond Our Own - Sujan Sengupta
Call Number: QB 820 .S46 2015
ISBN: 9783319098937
Publication Date: 2014-11-07
This is a book on planets: Solar system planets and dwarf planets. And planets outside our solar system? : exoplanets. How did they form? What types of planets are there and what do they have in common? How do they differ? What do we know about their atmospheres? if they have one? What are the conditions for life and on which planets may they be met? And what's the origin of life on Earth and how did it form? You will understand how rare the solar system, the Earth, and hence life, is. This is also a book on stars. The first and second generation of stars in the Universe. But in particular also on the link between planets and stars? : brown dwarfs. Their atmospheric properties and similarities with giant exoplanets. All these fascinating questions will be answered in a non-technical manner. But those of you who want to know a bit more may look up the relevant mathematical relationships in appendices

Recent Nobel Prize winners

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Peter W. Higgs (University of Edingburgh) and Francois Englert (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider."                     

 [Above information from: <http://www.NobelPrize.org>, viewed November 2014]

To help build public understanding of the context of these groundbreaking discoveries, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has compiled a Physics Nobel Prize Resources page featuring relevant scientific papers and articles, quotes from experts, multimedia, and other resources.

 

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