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Silk, Joseph 1942-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 304 publications in 9 languages and 9,687 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Opponent
Classifications: QB981, 523.18
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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 )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 2,858 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 left hand of creation : the origin and evolution of the expanding universe by John D Barrow( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,260 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
The infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmology by Joseph Silk( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 636 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
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 477 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 )

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

Galaxy formation : Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 21-31 July 1992 by International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"( Book )

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

Horizons of cosmology : exploring worlds seen and unseen by Joseph Silk( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 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( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 84 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"--
Neutron stars and white dwarfs in galactic halos? by Dongsu Ryu( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Univers et l'infini by Joseph Silk( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 45 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
Le futur du cosmos : matière noire et énergie sombre by Joseph Silk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 15 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
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

Particle dark matter : evidence, candidates and constraints by Gianfranco Bertone( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons of cosmology : exploring worlds seen and unseen by Joseph Silk( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 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
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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 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
The shearing of the universe by Joseph Silk( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luminosity Function of Faint Globular Clusters in M87( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present the luminosity function to very faint magnitudes for the globular clusters in M87, based on a 30 orbit Hubble Space Telescope (HST) WFPC2 imaging program. The very deep images and corresponding improved false source rejection allow us to probe the mass function further beyond the turnover than has been done before. We compare our luminosity function to those that have been observed in the past, and confirm the similarity of the turnover luminosity between M87 and the Milky Way. We also find with high statistical significance that the M87 luminosity function is broader than that of the Milky Way. We discuss how determining the mass function of the cluster system to low masses can constrain theoretical models of the dynamical evolution of globular cluster systems. Our mass function is consistent with the dependence of mass loss on the initial cluster mass given by classical evaporation, and somewhat inconsistent with newer proposals that have a shallower mass dependence. In addition, the rate of mass loss is consistent with standard evaporation models, and not with the much higher rates proposed by some recent studies of very young cluster systems. We also find that the mass-size relation has very little slope, indicating that there is almost no increase in the size of a cluster with increasing mass
 
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The big bang : the creation and evolution of the universe
Alternative Names
Joseph Silk Amerikaans astronoom

Joseph Silk britischer-amerikanischer Astronom, Hochschullehrer

Joseph Silk British-American astronomer

Silk, Dž.

Silk, Dž 1942-

Silk, J.

Silk, J. 1942-

Silk, J. (Joseph)

Silk, J. (Joseph), 1942-

シルク, J

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The left hand of creation : the origin and evolution of the expanding universeA short history of the universeThe infinite cosmos : questions from the frontiers of cosmologyOn 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, Grenoble