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The beauty of falling : a life in pursuit of gravity

ISBN: 9780691237480
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press (ADS)
Origin: US
Release Date: August, 2024

Book Details

Claudia de Rham has been playing with gravity her entire life. As a diver, experimenting with her bodys buoyancy in the Indian Ocean. As a pilot, soaring over Canadian waterfalls on dark mornings before beginning her daily scientific research. As an astronaut candidate, dreaming of the experience of flying free from Earths pull. And as a physicist, discovering new sides to gravitys irresistible personality by exploring the limits of Einsteins general theory of relativity. In The Beauty of Falling, de Rham shares captivating stories about her quest to gain intimacy with gravity, to understand both its feeling and fundamental nature. Her lifes pursuit led her from a twist of fate that snatched away her dream of becoming an astronaut to an exhilarating breakthrough at the very frontiers of gravitational physics.