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Masters of the Universe: Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

Helge Kragh


This book is a different way of telling the story about how our modern picture of the universe came into being. From about 1910 to 1970 cosmology underwent a revolutionary change from a somewhat speculative theory of the classical, static universe to an observationally based science of the expanding universe starting in a big bang. The book tells the fascinating story of how modern cosmology developed, and it does so in an unusual format that blends factual and fictional elements. It is based on a series of recently unearthed interviews that an imagined person (CCN) conducted over a long perio ... More

Keywords: cosmology, universe, astronomers, physicists, history of science, big bang, interviews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722892
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helge Kragh, author
Aarhus University