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Dark Matter

By Blake Crouch
  • Book ID : 1101904232
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 968
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A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy. “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062328514
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Science
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  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691226156
  • Pages : 472
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  • Isbn : 0571346928
  • Pages : 96
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In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children's tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world. Dangerous, twisted and funny, Martin McDonagh's new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination. A Very Very Dark Matter premiered at the Bridge Theatre, London, in October 2018.

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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  • Pages : 272
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Pages : 288
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  • Pages : 224
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  • Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1466572124
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Science
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By Charles Keeton
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  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Isbn : 0813572126
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Science
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What’s in the dark? Countless generations have gazed up at the night sky and asked this question—the same question that cosmologists ask themselves as they study the universe. The answer turns out to be surprising and rich. The space between stars is filled with an exotic substance called “dark matter” that exerts gravity but does not emit, absorb, or reflect light. The space between galaxies is rife with “dark energy” that creates a sort of cosmic antigravity causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. Together, dark matter and dark energy account for 95 percent of the content of the universe. News reporters and science journalists routinely talk about these findings using terms that they assume we have a working knowledge of, but do you really understand how astronomers arrive at their findings or what it all means? Cosmologists face a conundrum: how can we study substances we cannot see, let alone manipulate? A powerful approach is to observe objects whose motion is influenced by gravity. Einstein predicted that gravity can act like a lens to bend light. Today we see hundreds of cases of this—instances where the gravity of a distant galaxy distorts our view of a more distant object, creating multiple images or spectacular arcs on the sky. Gravitational lensing is now a key part of the international quest to understand the invisible substance that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the universe together. A Ray of Light in a Sea of Dark Matter offers readers a concise, accessible explanation of how astronomers probe dark matter. Readers quickly gain an understanding of what might be out there, how scientists arrive at their findings, and why this research is important to us. Engaging and insightful, Charles Keeton gives everyone an opportunity to be an active learner and listener in our ever-expanding universe. Watch a video with Charles Keeton: Watch video now. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc3byXNS1G0).

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By Virginia Loh-Hagan
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  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
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  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. What is dark matter? How does it move our galaxy? These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Dark Matter title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

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By Daniel L. Everett
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022640143X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 513
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Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn’t in our nature to do any of these things because human nature does not exist—at least not as we usually think of it. Flying in the face of major trends in Evolutionary Psychology and related fields, he offers a provocative and compelling argument in this book that the only thing humans are hardwired for is freedom: freedom from evolutionary instinct and freedom to adapt to a variety of environmental and cultural contexts. Everett sketches a blank-slate picture of human cognition that focuses not on what is in the mind but, rather, what the mind is in—namely, culture. He draws on years of field research among the Amazonian people of the Pirahã in order to carefully scrutinize various theories of cognitive instinct, including Noam Chomsky’s foundational concept of universal grammar, Freud’s notions of unconscious forces, Adolf Bastian’s psychic unity of mankind, and works on massive modularity by evolutionary psychologists such as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Jerry Fodor, and Steven Pinker. Illuminating unique characteristics of the Pirahã language, he demonstrates just how differently various cultures can make us think and how vital culture is to our cognitive flexibility. Outlining the ways culture and individual psychology operate symbiotically, he posits a Buddhist-like conception of the cultural self as a set of experiences united by various apperceptions, episodic memories, ranked values, knowledge structures, and social roles—and not, in any shape or form, biological instinct. The result is fascinating portrait of the “dark matter of the mind,” one that shows that our greatest evolutionary adaptation is adaptability itself.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9812877967
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Science
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  • File Pdf: probing-cosmic-dark-matter-and-dark-energy-with-weak-gravitational-lensing-statistics.pdf

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In this book the applicability and the utility of two statistical approaches for understanding dark energy and dark matter with gravitational lensing measurement are introduced. For cosmological constraints on the nature of dark energy, morphological statistics called Minkowski functionals (MFs) to extract the non-Gaussian information of gravitational lensing are studied. Measuring lensing MFs from the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope Lensing survey (CFHTLenS), the author clearly shows that MFs can be powerful statistics beyond the conventional approach with the two-point correlation function. Combined with the two-point correlation function, MFs can constrain the equation of state of dark energy with a precision level of approximately 3–4 % in upcoming surveys with sky coverage of 20,000 square degrees. On the topic of dark matter, the author studied the cross-correlation of gravitational lensing and the extragalactic gamma-ray background (EGB). Dark matter annihilation is among the potential contributors to the EGB. The cross-correlation is a powerful probe of signatures of dark matter annihilation, because both cosmic shear and gamma-ray emission originate directly from the same dark matter distribution in the universe. The first measurement of the cross-correlation using a real data set obtained from CFHTLenS and the Fermi Large Area Telescope was performed. Comparing the result with theoretical predictions, an independent constraint was placed on dark matter annihilation. Future lensing surveys will be useful to constrain on the canonical value of annihilation cross section for a wide range of mass of dark matter annihilation. Future lensing surveys will be useful to constrain on the canonical value of annihilation cross section for a wide range of mass of dark matter.

Particle Physics and Cosmology: Dark Matter

By M. Srednicki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0444596097
  • Pages : 382
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: particle-physics-and-cosmology.pdf

Book Summary:

At least eighty percent of the mass of the universe consists of some material which, unlike ordinary matter, neither emits nor absorbs light. This book collects key papers related to the discovery of this astonishing fact and its profound implications for astrophysics, cosmology, and the physics of elementary particles. The book focuses on the likely possibility that the dark matter is composed of an as yet undiscovered elementary particle, and examines the boundaries of our present knowledge of the properties such a particle must possess.

Dark Matter

By Margaret Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dragonfly Press
  • Isbn : 1944422463
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: dark-matter.pdf

Book Summary:

Sloan Parker, social worker and justice warrior, has lived her life on the edge of shadows, hiding who she is. What she is. She builds a family in those shadows, fostering kids like her. Then Mason Lynch enters her life. Mase, former SEAL, undercover DIA agent and lone wolf, needs healing. Sloan is a healer. When she places her hands on him, everything changes for both of them. Their mission is to take down an enemy who is amassing terrible powers. To defeat him, they must choose -- abandon habits that have kept them safe, or step into the light and risk a future together.

Yet Another Introduction to Dark Matter

By Martin Bauer,Tilman Plehn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030162346
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 807
  • File Pdf: yet-another-introduction-to-dark-matter.pdf

Book Summary:

Dark matter is a frequently discussed topic in contemporary particle physics. Written strictly in the language of particle physics and quantum field theory, these course-based lecture notes focus on a set of standard calculations that students need in order to understand weakly interacting dark matter candidates. After introducing some general features of these dark matter agents and their main competitors, the Higgs portal scalar and supersymmetric neutralinos are introduced as our default models. In turn, this serves as a basis for exploring four experimental aspects: the dark matter relic density extracted from the cosmic microwave background; indirect detection including the Fermi galactic center excess; direct detection; and collider searches. Alternative approaches, like an effective theory of dark matter and simplified models, naturally follow from the discussions of these four experimental directions.

Dark Matter

By R.D. Cain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ECW/ORIM
  • Isbn : 1770902570
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 166
  • File Pdf: dark-matter.pdf

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A disgraced Toronto police detective tries to save a missing teenage girl in a novel that “ramps up the suspense to fever pitch” (Publishers Weekly). He may have been cleared of murder charges, but that doesn’t mean Steve Nastos’s troubles are over. Some of his former colleagues on the force still think he belongs in prison, and his wife wants him to finally free himself from the darkness that has been fueling his law enforcement career—and his life. But he’s made a promise to a stranger: to find Lindsay Bannerman, a troubled teenager who has gone missing from her wealthy adoptive home. Teaming up with his similarly disgraced lawyer, he is about to unravel a tale of sadistic abuse and follow a trail littered with lies, deceptions, and lifeless bodies . .

Ehtaria

By Barbara Woster
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Barbara Woster
  • Isbn : 0988461781
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: ehtaria.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you every wonder where your pets go when you let them out to play? Find out with your host, Felicia Feline. Join Felicia and her friends on the adventure of a lifetime. A first chapter book for ages 6 and up.