Historical Development of Modern Cosmology: Proceedings of an International Summer School Held at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Valencia, Spain, 18-22 September 2000

Historical Development of Modern Cosmology: Proceedings of an International Summer School Held at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Valencia, Spain, 18-22 September 2000

by V. J. Martinez, Virginia Trimble, Maria-Jesus Pons-Borderia
     
 

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Proceedings of a weeklong, international summer school held in València, Spain in December 2000. Twenty-four lectures presented at the School by cosmologists, astronomers, particle physicists, and science historians review how our concept of the universe has changed in the last century. A sampling of topics: an introductory review to the historical development of modern cosmology; Einstein, Eddington and the 1919 eclipse; dark matter and large scale structure; history and current research on the classical singularity problem; the evolution of alternative cosmologies; discovering and understanding cosmic structure; a modern perspective on sharing the universe; and the quest for the edge of the universe. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781583810927
Publisher:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, The
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conf
Pages:
383

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