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

Works: 88 works in 337 publications in 7 languages and 4,198 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings  Motion pictures  Science films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by D. W Sciama
Modern cosmology by D. W Sciama( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 5 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 554 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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 414 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 Christopher John Isham( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 285 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 219 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 )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time." The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 48 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderne kosmologie by D. W Sciama( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in Dutch and German and held by 11 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

Relativistic numerical hydrodynamics by James R Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suitable for use as a textbook for graduate courses on astrophysical hydrodynamics and relativistic astrophysics, this book also provides a valuable reference for researchers already working in the field."--Jacket
Supersymmetric quantum cosmology by P. D D'Eath( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely volume provides the first comprehensive and coherent introduction to modern quantum cosmology - the study of the universe as a whole according to the laws of quantum mechanics. In particular, it presents a useful survey of the many profound consequences of supersymmetry (supergravity) in quantum cosmology. After a general introduction to quantum cosmology, the reader is led through Hamiltonian supergravity and canonical quantization and quantum amplitudes through to models of supersymmetric mini-superspace and quantum wormholes. The book is rounded off with a look at exciting further developments, including the possible finiteness of supergravity. Ample introductory material is included, ensuring this topical volume is well suited as a graduate text. Researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics, applied maths and cosmology will also find it of immediate interest
Relativistic fluids and magneto-fluids : with applications in astrophysics and plasma physics by Angelo Marcello Anile( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly acclaimed series of monographs provides introductory accounts of specialized topics in mathematical physics for graduate students and research workers. The monographs in this series are of outstanding scholarship and written by those at the very frontiers of research. Subject areas covered include cosmology, astrophysics, relativity theory, particle physics, quantum theory, nuclear physics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics and the theory of chaos
Functional integrals and collective excitations by V. N Popov( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the theory and selected applications of one of the most important mathematical tools used in the theoretical investigation of collective excitations in statistical physics, such as occur in superfluidity, superconductivity, plasma dynamics, superradiation, and in phase transitions. The author, who is a distinguished physicist and leading researcher in this area, begins with an introduction to functional integral techniques in equilibrium statistical thermodynamics, and discusses the expression of partition functions and Green functions in terms of functional integrals. Subsequent sections deal with the application of functional integrals in superfluid Bose systems, systems with Coulomb interaction, and superfluid Fermi systems. The final section considers the application of the concept of Bose-condensation of auxiliary fields to the theory of crystals, heavy atoms and also to the theory of model Hamiltonians (BCS and Dicke models)
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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



English (206)

Italian (21)

French (7)

Russian (6)

Japanese (5)

Dutch (5)

German (1)

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