Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science: 1 (Integrated Science by Jean-Pierre Lasota

By Jean-Pierre Lasota

Astronomy is by means of nature an interdisciplinary task: it includes arithmetic, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and frequently boost) the most recent know-how, the quickest pcs and the main subtle software program. during this ebook twenty-two top scientists from 9 nations speak about how astronomy interacts with those different sciences. They describe sleek tools utilized in astronomy and the family members among astronomy and know-how, undefined, politics and philosophy. in addition they talk about what it skill to be an astronomer, the background of astronomy, and where of astronomy in society today.

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