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By John Gribbin | Comments: ( 852 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

Is it true that the sun is shrinking at such a rate that our Earth will disappear within a hundred thousand years What happened to the sun s neutrinos to make them disappear on their way to the earth Why does the fact that the sky is dark at night prove that our universe is changing and hasn t always been the way it is What are the chances that, if ever we make contactIs it true that the sun is shrinking at such a rate that our Earth will disappear within a hundred thousand years What happened to the sun s neutrinos to make them disappear on their way to the earth Why does the fact that the sky is dark at night prove that our universe is changing and hasn t always been the way it is What are the chances that, if ever we make contact with intelligent beings who evolved under conditions similar to those on earth, they too will be upright, bipedal with two arms ending in five fingered hands, with a head on top containing a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth Questions like these are posed and often answered in this delightful excursion through the universe with John Gribbin, the noted award winning astronomer and science writer Exploring the topics of Gribbin s passionate expertise, such as astronomy, climate change, and the mystery of new discoveries, The Case of the Missing Neutrinos is a product of some twenty years of universe watching by a man with a rare knack for turning complex science into plain, everyday language.


  • Title: The Case of the Missing Neutrinos: And Other Curious Phenomena of the Universe
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • ISBN: 9780880641999
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

John Gribbin

John R Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex The topical range of his prolific writings includes quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming His also writes science fiction.John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor s degree in physics from the University of Sussex in 1966 Gribbin then earned his master of science M.Sc degree in astronomy in 1967, also from the Univ of Sussex, and he earned his Ph.D in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge 1971.In 1968, Gribbin worked as one of Fred Hoyle s research students at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, and wrote a number of stories for New Scientist about the Institute s research and what were eventually discovered to be pulsars.In 1974, Gribbin published, along with Stephen Plagemann, a book titled The Jupiter Effect, that predicted that the alignment of the planets in quadrant on one side of the Sun on March 10, 1982 would cause gravitational effects that would trigger earthquakes in the San Andreas fault, possibly wiping out Los Angeles and its suburbs Gribbin repudiated The Jupiter Effect in the July 17, 1980, issue of New Scientist magazine in which he stated that he had been too clever by half.In 1984, Gribbin published In Search of Schrodinger s Cat Quantum Physics and Reality, the book that he is best known for, which continues to sell well 28 years after publication It has been described as among the best of the first wave of physics popularisations preceding Stephen Hawking s multi million selling A Brief History of Time Gribbin s book has been cited as an example of how to revive an interest in the study of mathematics.In 2006, Gribbin took part in a BBC radio 4 broadcast as an expert witness Presenter Matthew Parris discussed with Professor Kathy Sykes and Gribbin whether Einstein really was a crazy genius.At the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers presented Gribbin with their Lifetime Achievement award.



Comments The Case of the Missing Neutrinos: And Other Curious Phenomena of the Universe

  • Waven

    While much of the information in the pages of this book has become commonplace or obsolete, it's still a fun read, very accessible with a lot of good history, and not a bad measure of how quickly our scientific understanding changes. I first picked it up in the late 1990s, when some of his subjects were still new, and found it a very enjoyable book. It's still enjoyable and interesting, not a bad primer, but not a good source for up-to-date information, either.


  • James E.

    I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it very much. If you like "The Bathroom Reader" series of books, you should like this; enough detail to give you a decent understanding of the topic, but not so deep that you feel overwhelmed. Also, a great book for the bathroom.


  • Rich Brown

    There's a science error in one of the dust-jacket blurbs. "Intoxicants," (real or metaphorical) could be 200 proof, or 100% alcohol, but not "100% proof," as Publishers Weekly claims this book is. More like near-beer.


  • Liz

    This book wasn't terrible. The writing was ok, but a lot of the information is outdated, and my mind kept wandering.


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