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Sciama, D. W. (Dennis William) 1926-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 339 publications in 7 languages and 4,142 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings  Science films  Motion pictures  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
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Modern cosmology by D. W Sciama( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical foundations of general relativity by D. W Sciama( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unity of the universe by D. W Sciama( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible approach uses compelling photos, figures, and examples to address and answer profound questions about the universe
Modern cosmology and the dark matter problem by D. W Sciama( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how modern cosmology and astronomy have led to the need to introduce dark matter in the universe. Some of this dark matter is in the familiar form of protons, electrons and neutrons, but most of it must have a more exotic form. The favoured, but not the only, possibility is neutrinos of non-zero rest mass, pair-created in the hot big bang and surviving to the present day. After a review of modern cosmology, this book gives a detailed account of the author's recent theory in which these neutrinos decay into photons which are the main ionising agents in hydrogen and nitrogen in the interstellar and intergalactic medium. This theory, though speculative, explains a number of rather different puzzling phenomena in astronomy and cosmology in a unified way and predicts values of various important quantities such as the mass of the decaying neutrino and the Hubble constant. Written by a cosmologist of the first rank, this topical book will be essential reading to all cosmologists and astrophysicists
Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by Chris J Isham( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renaissance of general relativity and cosmology : a survey to celebrate the 65th birthday of Dennis Sciama by George F. R Ellis( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past forty years have been a time of spectacular development in the study of general relativity and cosmology. A special role in this has been played by the influential research groups led by Dennis Sciama in Cambridge, Oxford, and Trieste. In April 1992 many of his ex-students and collaborators came to Trieste (where he is currently Professor) for a review meeting to celebrate his 65th birthday. This book consists of written versions of the talks presented which, taken together, comprise an authoritative overview of developments which have taken place during his career to date. The topics covered include fundamental questions in general relativity and cosmology, black holes, active galactic nuclei, galactic structure, dark matter, and large scale structure
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination
Material content of the universe : proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 23 and 24 October 1985 by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Theory of Relativity is explained to Peter Ustinov by scientists at the McDonald Observatory, Texas. Ustinov becomes educated in Einstein{u2019}s theories by many of the best minds in science, who provide demonstrations to illustrate his teachings. These include experiments to help understand gravity, warped space, how light responds to gravity, the "doppler effect" and how radio waves, as used in police radar, are an unbeatable way of measuring speed. From these simpler experiments much larger concepts are drawn, such as the discovery of a Binary Pulsar, the nature of black holes and how they are created, and the ultimate theory of how the universe was formed. Other demonstrations measure the speed of light, how time passes more slowly for people traveling in an airplane, the incredible accuracy of the Atomic Clock in Washington, DC and how time itself would appear to stop at the surface of a black hole. The conclusion of the program portrays Einstein as a great humanitarian. Although known as the "father of the Atomic Bomb", his greatest concern was for the potentially devastating effects splitting the atom could have on the future of mankind
Lectures on observational cosmology by D. W Sciama( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great ideas today, 1979( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmology, galactic astronomy and elementary particle physics by D. W Sciama( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great ideas and theories of modern cosmology by Jagjit Singh( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in Dutch and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmologie a confronto by Hermann Bondi( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new kind of physics? : a broadcast symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atti by Riunione di studio su problemi di astrofisica( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atti della Riunione di studio su problemi di astrofisica by Evry L Schatzman( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in Undetermined and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questo bizzarro universo by D. W Sciama( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprises in scientific time by D. W Sciama( Recording )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a talk especially written for a lay audience, Dr. D.W. Sciama explains some of the surprising things scientific theories tell us about time
 
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Modern cosmology
Alternative Names
Dennis Sciama

Dennis Sciama britischer Physiker und Hochschullehrer

Dennis Sciama físic britànic

Dennis Sciama physicien britannique

Dennis William Sciama Brits natuurkundige (1926-1999)

Dennis William Sciama físico británico

Dennis William Sciama fisico britannico

Šama, D. V.

Sciama, D. W.

Sciama, D. W. 1926-1999

Sciama , Dennis

Sciama, Dennis 1926-1999

Sciama, Dennis W.

Sciama, Dennis William

Sciama, Dennis William 1926-

Sciama, Dennis William 1926-1999

Siama, D.

Деннис Сиама

Денніс Шіама

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דניס סיאמה

דניס סיאמה פיזיקאי בריטי

دنیس ویلیام سیاما

シアマ, D. W

デニス・シャーマ

丹尼斯·夏瑪

Languages
English (207)

Italian (25)

French (9)

Russian (6)

Japanese (5)

Dutch (5)

German (1)

Covers
The unity of the universeModern cosmology and the dark matter problemThe renaissance of general relativity and cosmology : a survey to celebrate the 65th birthday of Dennis Sciama