Astrophysical cosmology

Amedeo Balbi, Charles L. Bennett, Martin Bucher, Carlo Burigana, Peter Coles, Mauro D'Onofrio, Ruth Durrer, John Mather, Pavel Naselsky, Francesca Perrotta, Lucia A. Popa, David Spergel, Kandaswamy Subramanian, Nicola Vittorio

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The previous chapter was devoted to the main observational evidence on the basis of our comprehension of the Universe and to their main theoretical implications. Some theoretical and phenomenological topics of particular relevance for current cosmology with clear observational counterparts are rediscussed here, with a better attention to the corresponding concepts of fundamental physics and, to a certain extent, to the mathematical formalism at the basis of their formulation. The presentation of the various themes is organized almost according to their relevance at increasing cosmic time, although the physical processes considered and the propagation of the generated photons to the observer occurred during various cosmic epochs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuestions of Modern Cosmology
Subtitle of host publicationGalileo's Legacy
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages97
ISBN (Print)9783642007910
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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