Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe

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Wrinkles in Time: Witness to the Birth of the Universe, by George Smoot and Keay Davidson

Synopsis: 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.

First Published: 1993 | ISBN: 978-0061344442

Mini-bio: George Smoot is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, and one of two contestants to win the US$1 million prize on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer with John C. Mather that led to the “discovery of the black body form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation”. – Wikipedia

Mini-bio: Keay Davidson is a science writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, National Geographic, Astronomy, and Mother Jones. He is author of Carl Sagan: A Life and co-author of Wrinkles in Time(with George Smoot). He is the winner of the two most prestigious awards in science writing: The National Association of Science Writers Science-in-Society Award and The American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award, for general excellence in science writing. – OUP

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