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Vertige du cosmos (French Edition) by [Trinh Xuan Thuan]
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Frappé par la splendeur de la nuit, l'homme n'a cessé de lever les yeux vers le ciel pour tenter de l'ordonner. Observant la régularité de certains cycles - phases de la Lune, saisons, solstices, éclipses, etc. -, il a forgé une conception mouvante du cosmos, appuyée sur deux notions indispensables pour décrire le tissu de la réalité : l'espace et le temps. C'est ce grand récit que nous propose Trinh Xuan Thuan, entre l'archéoastronomie et l'astrophysique la plus actuelle. Dans ce texte très illustré, il nous conte les prouesses astronomiques de nos ancêtres, Stonehenge, Carnac, Gizeh, etc., sans oublier les calendriers cosmiques des Amérindiens et les mystérieux alignements de Chichén Itzá. Vulgarisateur hors pair, il décrit l'irruption de la science moderne, des intuitions de Copernic jusqu'aux fulgurances d'Einstein qui consacra l'espace-temps. Chemin faisant, il détaille les obstacles sur lesquels butent les chercheurs aujourd'hui : l'Univers est-il fini ou infini ? Existe-t-il un instant zéro ? Et pourquoi le cosmos est-il si ordonné ? Cette brève histoire du Ciel ne se contente pas d'éclairer ces questions vertigineuses, elle célèbre aussi une union enfouie au plus profond de notre mémoire : l'alliance éternelle entre l'homme et le cosmos. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Trinh Xuan Thuan est astrophysicien, professeur à l'université de Virginie aux États-Unis. Depuis La Mélodie secrète qui le fit connaître en 1988, il a publié une vingtaine d'ouvrages, salués par le Prix Kalinga de l'Unesco et par le Prix mondial de la Fondation Cino Del Duca. En mai 2021, il donnera une série de cours à l'université de Genève sur la pluralité des mondes, dans le cadre d'une chaire « Science et spiritualité ». --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B093ZSRQRV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flammarion (May 19, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 19, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ French
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 84854 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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