Ultimate Horizons

Probing the Limits of the Universe

  • Helmut Satz

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Helmut Satz
    Pages 1-17
  3. Helmut Satz
    Pages 19-41
  4. Helmut Satz
    Pages 43-57
  5. Helmut Satz
    Pages 59-70
  6. Helmut Satz
    Pages 71-101
  7. Helmut Satz
    Pages 103-124
  8. Helmut Satz
    Pages 125-146
  9. Helmut Satz
    Pages 147-159
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-172

About this book


In the last hundred years, modern physics and cosmology have shown that there exist regions of the universe forever beyond our reach, hidden by truly ultimate horizons. Such regions exist in those remote parts of the universe where, from our point of view, space expands faster than the speed of light. They are found in black holes, where the gravity is strong enough to retain even light within its field of attraction. And in the realm of the very small, quarks must remain forever confined to their world of extreme density and can never be removed from it. The aim of this book is to describe these ultimate horizons, how they were discovered, how they shape our view of the world, and what clues we have about a world beyond them.


Event Horizons Hawking Radiation from Black Holes Limits of Communication Limits of scientific knowledge Limits of the Observable Universe Primordial Matter Quark Confinement

Authors and affiliations

  • Helmut Satz
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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