The Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Or why spacetime is not a rubber blanket

Original Title: Die Entdeckung der Gravitationswellen

First German Edition

Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in., 10 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-570-10348-7
€ 15.00 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: October 20, 2017
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Poland (Jacek Kaszyk)

Harald  Lesch  (Editor) - The Discovery of Gravitational Waves


An epoch-making discovery and the greatest feat in years: direct proof of gravitational waves

And Einstein was right. Some 100 years after the prediction of his general theory of relativity, scientists have for the first time recently been able to detect gravitational waves and thus provide proof of spacetime curvature.

Harald Lesch and his co-authors Martin Dittgen, Timothy Hall, Till Heckelbacher, Matthias Helsen, Florian Selig, Judith Selig, Florian Zeller and Roman Zitlau vividly explain the premises and background for this ground-breaking discovery. From exploding stars, through merging black holes to gigantic laser interference detectors: a gripping book about "spacequakes" and "cosmic vampires" – also for non-physicists!

"Germany's foremost popular science clarifier Harald Lesch […] provides a diverting insight into the origin and propagation of gravitational waves."

Spektrum der Wissenschaft


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