The Cosmologist’s Second: The Riddle of Time in Theories of the Universe
In this concise account of modern cosmology, Konrad Rudnicki introduces the ordinary reader to the philosophical foundations of cosmological research and analyzes current astronomical concepts of time and space.
About the Author
Konrad Rudnicki is a professor at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. He is a member of the Free European Academy of Science (Holland), member of the Commission of Galaxies of the International Astronomical Union and member of the Mathematical-Astronomical Section at the Goetheanum, (Switzerland). Prof. Rudnicki has been Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (1965-67), visiting professor at Rice University, USA (1988-89). His areas of interest are: extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, philosophy of science and methodology of science. He is the author of 12 scientific books, 103 original astronomical papers and some 240 popular essays in astronomy. He discovered (together with B. Wszolek, P. de Bernardis and S. Masi ) the infrared light from intergalactic dust clouds, 11 supernovae and 1 comet.