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Silk, Joseph 1942-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 336 publications in 9 languages and 9,868 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, 958, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Joseph Silk
The big bang : the creation and evolution of the universe by Joseph Silk( Book )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for the nonspecialist, The Big Bang describes the greatest contemporary puzzles and achievements in astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics, clearly recounting the history of the universe and examining current controversies from several points of view. The book concludes with self-contained appendix providing the basic mathematical framework for understanding modern cosmology
The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmology by Joseph Silk( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk takes the reader on a tour of the universe, past, present, and future, showing how the very latest observations and theories are unlocking clues about its origin and structure. X-ray, radio, and high-energy views of space are revealing fossil radiation left over from the big bang and providing us with unprecedented views of the most distant reaches of the universe. Theories from the frontiers of current research seek to explain its structure from the first moments to the present day, and we are beginning to understand its extraordinary nature and possible fate." "This is a story involving the visible and the invisible; subatomic particles and unusual forces; long ages of darkness and spectacular and violent events. It tells of supernovae, dark matter, dark energy, curved spacetime, colliding galaxies, and supermassive black holes. Weaving the ideas of poets and writers as well as scientists into the story, from Kant and Keats to Einstein and Lemaitre. Silk explains our present state of knowledge, and how much more there is to understand about our infinite cosmos."--Jacket
The left hand of creation : the origin and evolution of the expanding universe by John D Barrow( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the universe by Joseph Silk( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Short History of the Universe, Joseph Silk, a highly respected theorist, describes how cosmologists are the archaeologists of the universe: from relics of the past still visible today, they have reconstructed plausible theories of the evolution of the cosmos. The book is extraordinarily broad in scope, encompassing the history of the universe from the moment of the big bang to the present. Rather than concentrating only on the first few minutes of time, or on a narrow range of cosmological phenomena, Silk covers the spectrum of scientific knowledge and discovery and details the great controversies in cosmology in this century. Silk presents all aspects of cosmology, from the infinitesimal to the vast. He describes how physicists apply their theories of the tiniest bits of matter to re-create the first moments of the big bang, and how astronomers map huge reaches of the universe to understand the later creation of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. He offers a clear exposition of the Friedmann-Lemaitre equation, which accounts for the effect of gravity on the expansion of the universe, provides a full, modern account of the big bang theory, and explains the crucial and much-publicized discovery of fluctuations in the cosmic background radiation that corroborates it. He also brings the reader up to date on the search for the mysterious "dark matter" that will determine the ultimate fate of the universe
On the shores of the unknown : a short history of the universe by Joseph Silk( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer Joseph Silk explores how cosmologists study the universe and attempt to discover its origins, and discusses how other disciplines, including physics, theology, and biology attempt to uncover the events that led to the universe's creation
Cosmic enigmas by Joseph Silk( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Archeology is the science that probes the past few thousand years. Geology takes us back two or even three billion years. Beyond that is the realm of cosmology: the study of the beginnings of the Universe around us.""--BOOK JACKET. "So begins a journey deep into the origins of time, the birth of galaxies, and all the way to the farthest realm, beyond the end of it all. The tour starts at the beginning, the very early Universe - with Silk's masterful account of the Big Bang Theory, culminating in the 1965 discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation. "This whisper of creation is the greatly faded relic of the primordial fireball...""--BOOK JACKET. "A respected and creative scientist, Silk writes about cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics with an accessible combination of "clarity, poise, even wit," as The New York Times said of his earlier book for general readers, The Left Hand of Creation (written with John D. Barrow)."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume in the celebrated Masters of Modern Physics series probes the enigma of the great cosmic voids, "missing mass" in the Universe, a puzzle that continues to baffle scientists as one of the principal unsolved dark mysteries."--BOOK JACKET. ""The cosmic connection," Silk concludes, "defines our place in the Universe, in more ways than one. The uniformity of the radiation in the sky, to better than a thousandth of a percent, tells us that our location can be nowhere special. We are neither at the center nor at the edge of the Universe, but at a perfectly random location in a perfectly isotropic Universe.""--BOOK JACKET
The philosophy of cosmology by Khalil Chamcham( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a long-term international collaboration between leaders in cosmology and the philosophy of science, this volume addresses foundational questions at the limit of science across these disciplines, questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. Space missions have mapped the Universe up to its early instants, opening up questions on what came before the Big Bang, the nature of space and time, and the quantum origin of the Universe. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions. Written for graduates and researchers in physics and philosophy, particular efforts are made to inform academics from other fields, as well as the educated public, who wish to understand our modern vision of the Universe, related philosophical questions, and the significant impacts on scientific methodology."--Publisher's description
Horizons of cosmology : exploring worlds seen and unseen by Joseph Silk( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons of Cosmology: Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen is the fourth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the vast mysteries and speculations of the field of cosmology in a way that balances an accessible style for the general reader and enough technical detail for advanced students and professionals. Indeed, while the p
AGN feedback in galaxy formation : proceedings of the workshop held in Vulcano, Italy, May 18--22, 2008 by V Antonuccio-Delogu( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past decade, convincing evidence has been accumulated concerning the effect of active galactic nuclei (AGN) activity on the internal and external environment of their host galaxies. Featuring contributions from well-respected researchers in the field, and bringing together work by specialists in both galaxy formation and AGN, this volume addresses a number of key questions about AGN feedback in the context of galaxy formation. The topics covered include downsizing and star-formation time scales in massive elliptical galaxies, the connection between the epochs of supermassive black hole growth and galaxy formation and the question of whether AGN and star formation coexist. Authors also discuss key challenging computational problems, including jet-interstellar/intergalactic medium interactions, and both jet- and merging-induced star formation. Suitable for researchers and graduate students in astrophysics, this volume reflects the engaging and lively discussions taking place in this emerging field of research"--
Galaxy formation : Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 21-31 July 1992 by International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutron stars and white dwarfs in galactic halos? by Dongsu Ryu( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star formation : tenth advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by I Appenzeller( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une brève histoire de l'univers by Joseph Silk( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expose les dernières découvertes en astrophysique permettant de retracer l'évolution de l'Univers du big bang à aujourd'hui. Apporte également des réponses à la question de l'origine du temps : a-t-il commencé avec ou avant le big bang?
L'Univers et l'infini by Joseph Silk( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mise à jour des données qui entrent dans le modèle du Big Bang et la révision de ce modèle à la lumière de ces données conduit désormais les cosmologies à penser sinon que l'univers est infini, du moins qu'il est tellement grand qu'il en est vraisemblablement infini. L'auteur explique en quoi l'évolution de l'astrophysique actuelle amène à valider l'hypothèse d'un univers infini
The primordial universe = L'univers primordial : Les Houches, Session LXXI, 28 June-23 July 1999, Ecole de Physique des Houches, UJF & INPG, Grenoble by P Binétruy( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of conference papers reviews the link between cosmology and particle physics. It provides an introduction to supersymmetry, superstring and M-theory, whilst the contributors evaluate the cosmological consequences of these theories
Le futur du cosmos : matière noire et énergie sombre by Joseph Silk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lado izquierdo de la Creación : el origen y la evolución del Universo en expansión by John D Barrow( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Main gauche de la création by Joseph Silk( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce captivant essai, les auteurs nous font découvrir "les secrets des premiers instants de l'univers et le lien cosmique entre ces débuts et le monde que nous voyons autour de nous aujourd'hui". Un excellent glossaire précise la terminologie employée
Horizons of cosmology : exploring worlds seen and unseen by Joseph Silk( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the vast mysteries and speculations of the field of cosmology in a way that balances an accessible style for the general reader and enough technical detail for advanced students and professionals. Indeed, while the physical laws and origins of the universe can be endlessly complex, even Einstein once mused that they could be explained simply enough to be grasped by nonspecialists
Galaxy formation and the Hubble sequence by Joseph Silk( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmology
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The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmologyThe left hand of creation : the origin and evolution of the expanding universeA short history of the universeOn the shores of the unknown : a short history of the universeCosmic enigmasHorizons of cosmology : exploring worlds seen and unseenAGN feedback in galaxy formation : proceedings of the workshop held in Vulcano, Italy, May 18--22, 2008The primordial universe = L'univers primordial : Les Houches, Session LXXI, 28 June-23 July 1999, Ecole de Physique des Houches, UJF & INPG, GrenobleEl lado izquierdo de la Creación : el origen y la evolución del Universo en expansión
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Joseph Silk Amerikaans astronoom

Joseph Silk astrophysicien américano-britannique

Joseph Silk britischer-amerikanischer Astronom, Hochschullehrer

Joseph Silk British-American astronomer

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Silk, Joe 1942-

جوزف ابریشم

シルク, J

约瑟夫·西尔克

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