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The Resource Losing the Nobel Prize : a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor, Brian Keating

Losing the Nobel Prize : a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor, Brian Keating

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Losing the Nobel Prize : a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor
Title
Losing the Nobel Prize
Title remainder
a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor
Statement of responsibility
Brian Keating
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology's biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize. What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, thought they'd glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement, and Nobel whispers began to spread. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or, driven by ambition in pursuit of Nobel gold, had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? In Losing the Nobel Prize, cosmologist Brian Keating--who first conceived of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiments--tells the inside story of BICEP2's detection and the ensuing scientific drama. Along the way, Keating provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize actually hampers scientific progress by encouraging speed and competition while punishing inclusivity, collaboration, and bold innovation. To build on BICEP2's efforts to reveal the cosmos' ultimate secrets--indeed, to advance science itself--the Nobel Prize must be radically reformed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keating, Brian
Dewey number
523.1/8079
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB991.B54
LC item number
K43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Big bang theory
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Science
  • Nobel Prizes
Label
Losing the Nobel Prize : a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor, Brian Keating
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading the cosmic prologue -- Losing my religion -- A brief history of time machines -- The bigger the bang, the bigger the problems -- Broken lens 1: the Nobel prize's credit problem -- Ashes to Ashes -- The spark that ignite the big bang -- BICEP: the ultimate time machine -- Heroes of fire, heroes of ice -- Broken lens 2: The Nobel prize's cash problem -- Elation! -- Inflation and it's discontents -- Broken lens 3: The Nobel prize's collaboration problem -- Deflation -- Poetry for physicists -- Restoring Alfred's vision -- An ethical wall
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781324000914
Lccn
2017057199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • ocn988276677
  • (OCoLC)988276677
Label
Losing the Nobel Prize : a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor, Brian Keating
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading the cosmic prologue -- Losing my religion -- A brief history of time machines -- The bigger the bang, the bigger the problems -- Broken lens 1: the Nobel prize's credit problem -- Ashes to Ashes -- The spark that ignite the big bang -- BICEP: the ultimate time machine -- Heroes of fire, heroes of ice -- Broken lens 2: The Nobel prize's cash problem -- Elation! -- Inflation and it's discontents -- Broken lens 3: The Nobel prize's collaboration problem -- Deflation -- Poetry for physicists -- Restoring Alfred's vision -- An ethical wall
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781324000914
Lccn
2017057199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • ocn988276677
  • (OCoLC)988276677

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