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by Roy Kerr,Fulvio Melia


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Cracking the Einstein Code is at once an explanation of what black holes are . Most people have heard about black holes but most people do not who Roy Kerr is and how his work has revolutionized the study of black holes.

Cracking the Einstein Code is at once an explanation of what black holes are, a description of their place in the universe, as well as a scientific biography of Kerr. The uniqueness of Melia’s book lies with Kerr’s biography, a story that deserved to be told but wasn’t until now. Elegant with expert pacing. Eric Poisson, University of Guelph). This little book is a welcome introduction to this little known, private genius! Part scientific biography and part introduction to black holes and the state of the current knowledge about them.

Cracking the Einstein Code is at once an explanation of what black holes are, a description of their place . An excellent dedication to Roy Kerr who has helped us better understand the nature of relativity and black hole physics. A highly recommended read.

Roy Kerr’s solution emerged coincidentally with the discovery of black . Cracking the Einstein Code vividly describes how luminaries such as Karl.

Roy Kerr’s solution emerged coincidentally with the discovery of black holes that same year and provided fertile testing ground-at long last-for general relativity. Cracking the Einstein Code vividly describes how luminaries such as Karl Schwarzschild, David Hilbert, and Emmy Noether set the stage for the Kerr solution; how Kerr came to make his breakthrough; and how scientists such as Roger Penrose, Kip Thorne, and Stephen Hawking used the accomplishment to refine and expand modern astronomy and physics.

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Cracking the Einstein Code vividly describes how luminaries such as Karl Schwarzschild, David Hilbert, and Emmy Noether set the stage for the Kerr solution; how Kerr came to make his breakthrough; and how scientists such as Roger Penrose, Kip Thorne, and Stephen Hawking used the accomplishment to refine and expand modern astronomy and physics.

Fulvio Melia interviewed Kerr about his work on the solution for the book Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics published in 2009. Kerr contributed an "Afterword" of two and a half pages

Fulvio Melia interviewed Kerr about his work on the solution for the book Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics published in 2009. Kerr contributed an "Afterword" of two and a half pages. In 2012 it was announced that Kerr would be honoured by the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland with the 2013 Albert Einstein Medal In December 2015, the University of Canterbury awarded Kerr an honorary Doctor of Science.

Roy Kerr’s solution emerged coincidentally with the discovery of black .

Roy Kerr’s solution emerged coincidentally with the discovery of black holes that same year and provided fertile testing ground†at long last†for general relativity.

Cracking the Einstein Code book. Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics.

Cracking the Einstein code, Fulvio Melia. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn -13: 978-0-226-51951-7 (cloth: alk. paper) isbn -10: 0-226-51951-1 (cloth: alk. paper) 1. Einstein field equations. 2. Kerr, R. (Roy . 3. Kerr black holes-Mathematical models. preface vii 1 Einstein’s Code 1 2 Space and Time 5 3 Gravity 15 4 Four Pillars and a Prayer 24 5 An Unbreakable Code 39 6 Roy Kerr 54 7 The Kerr Solution 69 8 Black Hole 82 9 The Tower 100 10 New Zealand 105 11 Kerr in the Cosmos 111 12 Future Breakthrough 121 afterword 125 references 129 index.

Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics Melia Fulvio Wiley 9780226519517 : Cambridge graduate Roy Kerr solved the mathematical code - represented by six inte. Equally striking had been the progress in theoretical understanding, notably of black hole physics, the early history of the universe and the reconciliation of quantum physics and gravitational theory.

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time. But for more than four decades after its publication, the theory remained largely a curiosity for scientists; however accurate it seemed, Einstein’s mathematical code—represented by six interlocking equations—was one of the most difficult to crack in all of science. That is, until a twenty-nine-year-old Cambridge graduate solved the great riddle in 1963. Roy Kerr’s solution emerged coincidentally with the discovery of black holes that same year and provided fertile testing ground—at long last—for general relativity. Today, scientists routinely cite the Kerr solution, but even among specialists, few know the story of how Kerr cracked Einstein’s code.

Fulvio Melia here offers an eyewitness account of the events leading up to Kerr’s great discovery. Cracking the Einstein Code vividly describes how luminaries such as Karl Schwarzschild, David Hilbert, and Emmy Noether set the stage for the Kerr solution; how Kerr came to make his breakthrough; and how scientists such as Roger Penrose, Kip Thorne, and Stephen Hawking used the accomplishment to refine and expand modern astronomy and physics. Today more than 300 million supermassive black holes are suspected of anchoring their host galaxies across the cosmos, and the Kerr solution is what astronomers and astrophysicists use to describe much of their behavior.

By unmasking the history behind the search for a real world solution to Einstein’s field equations, Melia offers a first-hand account of an important but untold story. Sometimes dramatic, often exhilarating, but always attuned to the human element, Cracking the Einstein Code is ultimately a showcase of how important science gets done.


Comments: (3)

Wnex
This is a nice short history of the individuals and their inch by inch steps towards taking Einstein's equations and using them to reach methods of measurement of spinning bodies including what eventually became known as black holes. It gives a very human sense of who these individuals were and the sort of human effort that pays off after many years and careers of tedious but worthwhile work trying to do what may not even pay off in the end - but in this case, did. It also shows how the concurrent development in computer technology played an important role in this progress. An interesting point explains how little Einstein knew himself where these equations would lead.
post_name
Most people have heard about black holes but most people do not who Roy Kerr is and how his work has revolutionized the study of black holes. This little book is a welcome introduction to this little known, private genius! Part scientific biography and part introduction to black holes and the state of the current knowledge about them. It has some rare and interesting photographs of the 1962 relativity conference in Warsaw. We need a full length biography of the man dubbed by the NZ press as the "Man of Mystery", but till that time, thanks to Fulvio Melia for writing this small book. Highly Recommended!
Drelahuginn
A very good read for one wanting to understand the concept of relativity in a straightforward and elegant manner. An excellent dedication to Roy Kerr who has helped us better understand the nature of relativity and black hole physics. A highly recommended read.
Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics download epub
Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Roy Kerr,Fulvio Melia
ISBN: 0226519511
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First Printing edition (October 1, 2009)
Pages: 150 pages