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Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Nils Andersson


This book provides an introduction to gravitational-wave astronomy and a survey of the physics required to understand recent breakthrough discoveries and the potential of future experiments. The material is aimed at advanced undergraduates or postgraduate students. It works as an introduction to the relevant issues and brings the reader to the level where it connects with current research. The book provides interested astronomers with an understanding of this new window to the Universe, including a relatively self-contained summary of Einstein’s geometric theory of gravity. It introduces gravi ... More

Keywords: gravitational waves, general relativity, astrophysics, black holes, neutron stars, cosmology, nuclear physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198568032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198568032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nils Andersson, author
Professor of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Southampton