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Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641171423

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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„Bist du glücklich?“ Das sind die letzten Worte, die Jason Dessen hört, bevor ihn ein maskierter Mann niederschlägt. Als er wieder zu sich kommt, begrüßt ihn ein Fremder mit den Worten: „Willkommen zurück, alter Freund.“ Denn Jason ist in der Tat zurückgekehrt – doch nicht in sein eigenes Leben, sondern in eines, das es hätte sein können. Und in diesem Leben hat er seine Frau nie geheiratet, sein Sohn wurde nie geboren. Und Jason ist kein einfacher College-Professor, sondern ein gefeierter Wissenschaftler. Doch ist diese Welt real? Oder ist es die vergangene Welt? Wer ist sein geheimnisvoller Entführer? Und vor die Wahl gestellt – was will er wirklich vom Leben: Familie oder Karriere? Auf der Suche nach einer Antwort begibt Jason sich auf eine ebenso gefährliche wie atemberaubende Reise durch Zeit und Raum. Eine Reise, die ihn am Ende auch mit den dunklen Abgründen seiner eigenen Seele konfrontieren wird ...

Dark Matter

A Novel

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101904232

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7667

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.

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

The Dark Matter Problem

A Historical Perspective

Author: Robert H. Sanders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139485733

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Most astronomers and physicists now believe that the matter content of the Universe is dominated by dark matter: hypothetical particles which interact with normal matter primarily through the force of gravity. Though invisible to current direct detection methods, dark matter can explain a variety of astronomical observations. This book describes how this theory has developed over the past 75 years, and why it is now a central feature of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Current attempts to directly detect dark matter locally are discussed, together with the implications for particle physics. The author comments on the sociology of these developments, demonstrating how and why scientists work and interact. Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND), the leading alternative to this theory, is also presented. This fascinating overview will interest cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. Mathematics is kept to a minimum, so the book can be understood by non-specialists.

A Dark Matter

Author: Peter Straub

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385530132

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel from the master of modern horror. On a Midwestern campus in the 1960s, a charismatic guru and his young acolytes perform a secret ritual in a local meadow. What happens is a mystery—all that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Forty years later, one man seeks to learn about that horrifying night, and to do so he’ll have to force those involved to examine the unspeakable events that have haunted them ever since.

Dark matter

Dunkle Materie ? : Who will save the materia obscura? Wer rettet die Dunkle Materie?

Author: Wolfgang Westenberger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842348835

Category:

Page: 52

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Dark Matter

Author: Cameron Cruise

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460302109

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5578

There are those among us whose mental capacity is so evolved that they are able to tap into abilities that are beyond this world. Often diagnosed as autistic, these medical marvels have led quiet lives, ignored by science. Until now. One by one, these special "Indigo children" are disappearing and turning up dead. Now a boy handcuffed in a basement awaits his turn while two predators fulfill a mission for a madman. Caring for her own autistic brother, FBI agent Carin Barnes is driven to find the missing boy and hunt down his abductors—psychic twins Adam and Evie. At the command of their father, the pair are collecting children for torturous experiments he believes will lead to the evolution of the human race. But in order to succeed, they need one powerful element…something that Carin and her brother possess…matter that elevates some minds to the highest levels of intelligence—and drags others to the deepest pits of hell.

Dark Matter

Author: Jo Glanville

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446252388

Category: Censorship

Page: 192

View: 4108

Is transparency bad for science? As leading scientists question the use and abuse of freedom of information, Index looks at the data wars and the limits of scientific debate. Richard Smith calls for open access; veteran whistleblower Peter Wilmshurst questions a culture of silence; Michael Blastland considers our fear of uncertainty; Sam Geall looks at environmental cover-ups in China and Tracey Brown explains why law can be bad for your health. Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers. For subscription options visit: www.indexoncensorship.org/subscribe www.indexoncensorship.org: the place to turn for free up-to-the-minute free expression news and comment Winner 2008 Amnesty International Consumer Magazine of the Year

Dark Matter

The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton: A Novel

Author: Philip Kerr

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307519306

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3079

I swore not to tell this story while Newton was still alive. 1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. Though Ellis is notoriously hotheaded and was caught fighting an illegal duel, he arrives at the Tower as assistant to the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Newton is Warden of the Royal Mint, which resides within the Tower walls, and he has accepted an appointment from the King of England and Parliament to investigate and prosecute counterfeiters whose false coins threaten to bring down the shaky, war-weakened economy. Ellis may lack Newton’s scholarly mind, but he is quick with a pistol and proves himself to be an invaluable sidekick and devoted apprentice to Newton as they zealously pursue these criminals. While Newton and Ellis investigate a counterfeiting ring, they come upon a mysterious coded message on the body of a man killed in the Lion Tower, as well as alchemical symbols that indicate this was more than just a random murder. Despite Newton’s formidable intellect, he is unable to decipher the cryptic message or any of the others he and Ellis find as the body count increases within the Tower complex. As they are drawn into a wild pursuit of the counterfeiters that takes them from the madhouse of Bedlam to the squalid confines of Newgate prison and back to the Tower itself, Newton and Ellis discover that the counterfeiting is only a small part of a larger, more dangerous plot, one that reaches to the highest echelons of power and nobility and threatens much more than the collapse of the economy. Dark Matter is the lastest masterwork of suspense from Philip Kerr, the internationally bestselling and brilliantly innovative thriller writer who has dazzled readers with his imaginative, fast-paced novels. Like An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose, and Kerr’s own Berlin Noir trilogy, Dark Matter is historical mystery at its finest, an extraordinary, suspense-filled journey through the shadowy streets and back alleys of London with the brilliant Newton and his faithful protégé. The haunted Tower with its bloody history is the perfect backdrop for this richly satisfying tale, one that introduces an engrossing mystery into the volatile mix of politics, science, and religion that characterized life in seventeenth-century London. From the Hardcover edition.

Dark Matter

Author: R.D. Cain

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1770902570

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6644

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 . .

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

A Challenge for Modern Cosmology

Author: Sabino Matarrese,Monica Colpi,Vittorio Gorini,Ugo Moschella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048186853

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 2434

This book brings together reviews from leading international authorities on the developments in the study of dark matter and dark energy, as seen from both their cosmological and particle physics side. Studying the physical and astrophysical properties of the dark components of our Universe is a crucial step towards the ultimate goal of unveiling their nature. The work developed from a doctoral school sponsored by the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. The book starts with a concise introduction to the standard cosmological model, as well as with a presentation of the theory of linear perturbations around a homogeneous and isotropic background. It covers the particle physics and cosmological aspects of dark matter and (dynamical) dark energy, including a discussion of how modified theories of gravity could provide a possible candidate for dark energy. A detailed presentation is also given of the possible ways of testing the theory in terms of cosmic microwave background, galaxy redshift surveys and weak gravitational lensing observations. Included is a chapter reviewing extensively the direct and indirect methods of detection of the hypothetical dark matter particles. Also included is a self-contained introduction to the techniques and most important results of numerical (e.g. N-body) simulations in cosmology. " This volume will be useful to researchers, PhD and graduate students in Astrophysics, Cosmology Physics and Mathematics, who are interested in cosmology, dark matter and dark energy.

Dark Matter, Missing Planets and New Comets

Paradoxes Resolved, Origins Illuminated

Author: Tom Van Flandern

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556432682

Category: Science

Page: 514

View: 9755

Tom Van Flandern's book adds a new dimension to cosmology--not only does it present a novel approach to timeless issues, it stands up to the closest scientific scrutiny. Even the most respected scientists today will readily admit that the Big Bang Theory is full of holes. But it takes a new look, like Dark Matter, Missing Planets, and New Comets, to explain not only why the theory is wrong but what to substitute in its place. If you are curious about such things as the nature of matter and the origin of the solar system, but feel inadequately equipped to grasp what modern science has to say about such things, read this book. You will not get the all too common condescending attempt to water down the `mysteries' of modern science into a form intelligible to little non scientist you, but rather a straightforward new theory, logically derived in front of your eyes, which challenges the roots of many of today's complex accepted paradigms, yet whose essence is simple enough to be thoroughly communicated to the intelligent layman without "losing it in the translation."

In Search of Dark Matter

Author: Ken Freeman,Geoff McNamara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387276181

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 1985

Written for the educated non-scientist and scientist alike, it spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. Concepts that the reader will encounter along the way are at the cutting edge of scientific research. However the themes are explained in such a way that no prior understanding of science beyond a high school education is necessary.

Dark Matter

Author: David M. Owen

Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN: 9780755200818

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 5202

Rob Marshal is accused of murdering his friend, Petrosian who, shortly before his death, had given him the only copy of his theory of a hitherto unsuspected physical property of the universe. By various means, Marshal is lead unknowingly into discovering these properties and more at first hand. During the course of his adventures he meets with treachery, kidnappings and further murders; he travels through parts of the solar system and to remote areas of the earth. He becomes acquainted with events of the past and age-old aspects of human nature: love and hate, envy, greed and revenge. Can he survive the threats of death pitted against him by nature and man? Can he rescue his beloved? Can he prove his innocence? Can he come to terms with the strange physical nature of the universe into which he is thrown? The answers could not be anticipated.

The Identification of Dark Matter

Proceedings of the Third International Workshop, York, U.K., 18-22 September 2000

Author: Neil J. C. Spooner,Vitaly Kudryavtsev

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810246020

Category: Science

Page: 637

View: 3141

The objective of the workshop series ?The Identification of Dark Matter? is to assess critically the status of work attempting to identify what constitutes dark matter; in particular, to consider what techniques are currently being used, how successful they are, and what new techniques are likely to improve the prospects for identifying dark matter candidates in the future. This proceedings volume includes reviews on major particle astrophysics topics in the field of dark matter, as well as short contributed papers.

Dark Matter

An Introduction

Author: Debasish Majumdar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466572116

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 4367

Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical behaviors of galaxies and galaxy clusters that indicate the presence of dark matter and the possible nature of dark matter distribution. This succinct yet comprehensive volume: Addresses all aspects essential to the study of dark matter Explores particle candidates for cold dark matter beyond the theory of the standard model, providing examples of basic extensions and introducing theories such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions Explains—in simple text and mathematical formulations—calculation of the freeze-out temperature of a dark matter species and its relic density Provides theoretical background for dark matter scattering off a target, event rate calculation, and dark matter annihilation essential to study direct and indirect detection of dark matter Complete with a detailed review of the latest dark matter experiments and techniques, Dark Matter: An Introduction is an ideal text for beginning researchers in the field as well as for general readers with an inquisitive mind, as the important topic of astroparticle physics is treated both pedagogically and with deeper insight.

Cold Dark Matter

A Morgan O'Brien Mystery

Author: Alex Brett

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554885091

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 8250

Short-listed for the 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel A Canadian astronomer commits suicide on a desolate mountain peak in Hawaii, and Morgan O’Brien is sent to the observatory to find his missing data. But it seems she’s not the only one who needs those notebooks, and her competitor is willing to kill to get them. But why? To find the answer, Morgan travels from the peak of Mauna Kea deep into Ottawa’s past, where the darkness of the Cold War still obscures the truth.

Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

Fourth International Symposium Held at Marina Del Rey, CA, USA February 23-25, 2000

Author: David Cline

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540412168

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 6535

Dark matter research is one of the most fascinating and active fields among current high-profile scientific endeavours. It holds the key to all major breakthroughs to come in the fields of cosmology and astroparticle physics. The present volume is particularly concerned with the sources and the detection of dark matter and dark energy in the universe and will prove to be an invaluable research tool for all scientists who work in this field.

Dark Matter

Poems

Author: Christopher Buckley

Publisher: Copper Beech Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 707

Poetry. "DARK MATTER is a beautifully focused book, the work of a gifted poet coming, at midlife, into his full powers. Time and the shifts of time are the burden: not simply time as recollection or loss, but also and everywhere the persistent loneliness of star time, mastodon time, so that finally these are poems in which reflection takes on uncommon amplitude and presence. There is something here that is deeply human and courageous, something like what I find in the essays of Loren Eiseley. And all this would be nothing, of course, without the language, which is the glory of these poems" -Peter Everwine.