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Quintessence: The Mystery of Missing Mass in the Universe (Revised)

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The classic book on the Dark Matter problem, updated after ten years to include the significant new theories of the 1990s. Biographical Note: Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at...

The classic book on the Dark Matter problem, updated after ten years to include the significant new theories of the 1990s.
Biographical Note:
Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the only physicist to have received the top awards by the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
This book on the Dark Matter problemhas been updated after ten years to include the significant new theories of the 1990s. Will the universe continue to expand forever, reverse its expansion and begin to contract, or reach a delicately poised state where it simply persists forever? The answer depends on the amount and properties of matter in the universe, and that has given rise to one of the great paradoxes of modern cosmology: there is too little visible matter to account for the behaviour we can see. Over 90 percent of the universe consists of missing mass or dark matter - what Lawrence Krauss termed the fifth essence. In this new edition of The Fifth Essence, retitled Quintessence after the now widely accepted term for dark matter, Krauss shows how the dark matter problem is now connected with two of the hottest areas in recent cosmology: the fate of the universe and the cosmological constant.

Review Citations:
Scitech Book News 06/01/2000 pg. 40 (EAN 9780465037407, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Krauss, Lawrence M
Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Chairman of the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the author of two acclaimed books, Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed and The Fifth Essence: The Search far Dark Matter in the Universe, and over 120 scientific articles. He is the recipient of several international awards for his work, including the Presidential Investigator Award, given by President Reagan in 1986. He lectures extensively to both lay and professional audiences and frequently appears on radio and television.

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