The Physics of the Early Universe

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Januar 2005



The Physics of the Early Universe is an edited and expanded version of the lectures given at a recent summer school of the same name. Its aim is to present an advanced multi-authored textbook that meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers interested in, or already working on, problems in cosmology and general relativity, with emphasis on the early universe. A particularly strong feature of the present work is the constructive-critical approach to the present mainstream theories, the careful assessment of some alternative approaches, and the overall balance between theoretical and observational considerations. As such, this book will also benefit experienced scientists and nonspecialists from related areas of research.


An Introduction to the Physics of the Early Universe.
Cosmological Perturbation Theory.
Cosmic Microwave Backgrond Anisotropies.
Oberservational Cosmology.
Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
String Cosmology.
Brane-World Cosmology.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: the High Frequency Window.
Computational Black Hole Dynamics.



From the reviews:
"This is a set of 9 review articles given as part of a 2003 summer school on Syros Island, Greece. ... this book provides a solid introduction to current research in early universe physics, which should be useful for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers who want the real thing. ... This, then, is a useful book for someone wanting to leap right into modern theoretical ideas of early universe physics." (Douglas Scott, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Issue 24, 2007)
EAN: 9783540227120
ISBN: 3540227121
Untertitel: 2005. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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