The discovery of gravitational waves - the peculiar sound of two black holes colliding and merging with each other - will change our way of imagining the universe: from now on we will listen to its soundtrack.
What does this historical finding mean, and how did we come to this conclusion? This is the tale of a fascinating odyssey that began more than a hundred years ago with a young man named Albert Einstein. Roberto Emparan, one of our most internationally recognized physicists in the field of gravity, black holes and superstring theory, has composed a story of science in action, which invites us to travel in the company of its protagonists, with their defects and your emotions, searching for answers to fundamental questions.
An accessible, thought-provoking and reliable travel guide to the amazing ideas about time and space that were imagined a century ago and today we have finally managed to demonstrate. Let's get ready to illuminate the dark side of the universe and thus enjoy the extraordinary music of cosmic darkness.
About the Author
Roberto Emparan is an ICREA researcher at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona, he is one of our most internationally recognized physicists in the field of gravity, black holes and superchord theories. His research focuses on the study of gravity, the structure of space-time, and black holes, in both classical and quantum aspects. He has published nearly 100 research articles and taught over 150 invited talks and lectures on black holes, string theory, and cosmology.