Acknowledgments

Paul Halpern thanks his family and friends for their support, including his wife, Felicia, and his sons, Eli and Aden. He would also like to acknowledge the generous assistance of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for the opportunity to take a research sabbatical. He expresses his sincere gratitude to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Haverford College for a visiting professorship, during which time much of his contribution to this book was written. He particularly thanks Bruce Partridge and Steve Boughn for interesting discussions about the history of modern cosmology; Fronefield Crawford for his comments about pulsar astronomy; and Suzanne Amador-Kane, Jerry Gollub, and Walter Smith. Thanks also to Francis Everitt, Rai Weiss, Paul Steinhardt, Saul Perlmutter, Raman Sundrum, Alan Chodos, Fred Cooperstock, Kumar Shwetketu Virbhadra, and Engelbert Schucking for their insightful comments. Above all, he thanks his coauthor Paul Wesson for suggesting this collaborative project.

Paul Wesson thanks Pat and Sterling, whose optimism is as unbounded as the universe. He also acknowledges the time spent at various universities over the years, where the ideas in this work were allowed to germinate (Berkeley, Cambridge, Stanford, and Waterloo). Some of this work was carried out during a stay arranged by Francis Everitt at Gravity Probe B, at Stanford. His views were enlightened



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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos Acknowledgments Paul Halpern thanks his family and friends for their support, including his wife, Felicia, and his sons, Eli and Aden. He would also like to acknowledge the generous assistance of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for the opportunity to take a research sabbatical. He expresses his sincere gratitude to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Haverford College for a visiting professorship, during which time much of his contribution to this book was written. He particularly thanks Bruce Partridge and Steve Boughn for interesting discussions about the history of modern cosmology; Fronefield Crawford for his comments about pulsar astronomy; and Suzanne Amador-Kane, Jerry Gollub, and Walter Smith. Thanks also to Francis Everitt, Rai Weiss, Paul Steinhardt, Saul Perlmutter, Raman Sundrum, Alan Chodos, Fred Cooperstock, Kumar Shwetketu Virbhadra, and Engelbert Schucking for their insightful comments. Above all, he thanks his coauthor Paul Wesson for suggesting this collaborative project. Paul Wesson thanks Pat and Sterling, whose optimism is as unbounded as the universe. He also acknowledges the time spent at various universities over the years, where the ideas in this work were allowed to germinate (Berkeley, Cambridge, Stanford, and Waterloo). Some of this work was carried out during a stay arranged by Francis Everitt at Gravity Probe B, at Stanford. His views were enlightened

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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos by numerous colleagues, including Stuart Bowyer, James Overduin, Hongya Liu, Bahram Mashhoon, and Jaime Ponce de Leon. Ideas in cosmology often require dedicated technical work to show their viability, and in this regard he thanks his graduate students, notably Dimitri Kalligas, Tomas Liko, and Sanjeev Seahra. The inspiration for many of the topics discussed here goes back to Sir Arthur Eddington, and it is a pleasure to know that Paul Halpern shares the respect due this great thinker. Both Pauls acknowledge the help and suggestions provided by Giles Anderson of the Anderson Literary Agency. We appreciate the comments of John Huchra and Rabindra Mohapatra in reading over a draft of the manuscript. Many thanks to our editor, Jeff Robbins, our project editor, Sally Stanfield, and the staff of the Joseph Henry Press for useful advice and assistance.