Renowned Expert, Dr. Robert Baker, Publishes Primer on Gravitational Waves

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Dr. Baker releases this volume as a primer that presents the most basic elements of gravitational waves. Those waves have reached the headlines due to the historical detection of merging black holes by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory, or "LIGO". This book fills the gap between general news articles and more sophisticated texts.

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Dr. Baker often provides explanations in a mathematical context, but also by means of simplified real-world examples, which novices and experts alike can appreciate.

Gravitational Waves—The World of Tomorrow, a Primer, provides readers with basic information about gravitational waves (“GWs”). It is written in a way that allows readers to understand this complex subject without a previous understanding of gravitational waves. Its use of real-world examples and parallels helps readers understand the fundamentals so they can become knowledgeable enough to read and understand related news article and more sophisticated publications.

Expert in the field of high-frequency gravitational waves (“HFGWs”), Dr. Robert M L Baker, Jr., has published his newest book, which explains gravitational waves of all frequencies, but includes gravitational waves at the high end of the GW frequency spectrum ordinarily neglected. He was Vice Chairperson of The First International High Frequency Gravitational Wave Conference and Workshop at the MITRE Corporation in 2003, appointed Chairman of the HFGW Symposium at the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 2010.
Dr. Baker believes that such HFGWs will allow for a more complete understanding of the early universe (the “Big Bang”) and may have practical application to global communication, interstellar travel, interception of messaging among newly discovered exoplanets and even a form of time travel.

Dr. Baker often provides explanations in a mathematical context, but also by means of simplified real-world examples, which novices and experts alike can appreciate. Those who enjoy the technical nature of these concepts will certainly delight in Dr. Baker’s thought-provoking discussion of the osculating or “kissing” of our Universe with other universes. Such advanced readers will also profit from a large Appendix in the book. This Appendix is a comprehensive and categorized GW literature survey comprising over 600 references and would have great value for GW self-study or research.

The book also calls attention to the widely distributed JASON Report published by a group of very influential and respected university scientists. This flawed Report miss associates the extremely weak Gertsenshtein process with the generation, detection and applications of all HFGWs. The Report concludes that HFGWs are of little or no value as a research subject. Dr. Baker puts this fallacy to rest.

Dr. Baker holds the very first Engineering PhD ever awarded in the US with a specialization in Space Navigation. He also graduated with highest honors in Physics. He was on the faculty of Astronomy and then Engineering at UCLA and served his Country in the US Air Force. He headed the Lockheed Astrodynamics Research Center and was President of West Coast University, an ABET accredited university for adult learners.

Dr. Baker’s new book is available through Infinity Publishing, and it can be purchased at and all major online retail stores. Infinity Publishing is a self-publishing industry leader, with over 7,000 published authors. Since 1997, Infinity Publishing has been revitalizing the way authors view self-publishing.

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