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About the Author
Stephen Perrenod holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Astronomy from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Physics from M.I.T. His primary research focus was on the cosmological evolution of X-ray emitting clusters of galaxies. After several years as a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics he moved into the High Performance Computing field, where he has worked for over a quarter century. He has been a frequent public speaker on HPC, Grid and Cloud computing topics. When he was active in astrophysics in the 1970s, the cosmological constant – which now is of such great significance – was usually dismissed as unlikely to have a non-zero value.
Absolutely can NOT recommend this title. Quite obviously a self-published book with the vast majority of citations from the Internet. A RIP OFF from a scholarly point oif view. If this author is so learned why won't a reputable publisher publiush this book? Try the 4% Universe instead. Feel cheated at this ridiculous price. MAYBE worth $5 if you don't mind Internet citations. Made it unusable for me.
The author pulls together the latest thoughts about Dark stuff and makes it all sound like there are some answers. Time and more experimental data will fill in a few blanks and expose many more. I only can hope that we don't destroy ourselves out of ignorance before we find the real Grand Unifying Theory.
I really enjoyed how each chapter built upon each concept. Basic quantum physics is still new to me and it is easy to get confused with new terms and equations. But, I would recommend this to those newly interested in the subject
This was one of the better books I have read on the subject that is really more for the devoted science geek and, since I am one of those type of people, it held my interest from beginning to end. Much of the subject matter, however, is as yet unproven experimentally, but the ideas are based on more than just fancy.
I would highly recommend this book to people who have a background in science and a strong desire to learn about the interesting theories and thoughts on this new branch of research.
Really good explanations of the issues and different avenues of investigation. Doesn't include the later Higgs boson and gravitational wave discoveries but nonetheless talks about the search for the former and mentions the tiny variations in CMB. Also talks about the possible outcomes for where the universe is heading.