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Cosmology is a relatively new science, but cosmological questions are as old as mankind. Turning philosophical and metaphysical problems into problems that physics can treat, and hopefully solve, has been an achievement of the twentieth century. Modern Cosmology brings together contributions from a number of outstanding scientists currently working in various research fields in cosmology. Topics covered range over several different aspects of modern cosmology, from observational matters to advanced theoretical speculations.
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Based on lectures given to postgraduate students, this volume gathers contributions from a number of international scientists currently working in various research fields in cosmology. Topics covered range over several different aspects of modern cosmology from observational matters to advanced theoretical speculations, including the physics of cosmology; cosmological models; inflationary cosmology and creation of matter in the universe; dark matter and particle physics; supergravity and cosmology; the cosmic microwave background; dark matter search with innovative techniques; a phenomenological overview of neutrino oscillations; highlights in modern observational cosmology; the debate on galaxy space distribution; gravitational lensing; and numerical simulations in cosmology. Of likely interest to postgraduate students and researchers in relativity, gravitation, cosmology, and astrophysics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Contents. 1 The physics of the early Universe (an overview). 2 An introduction to the physics of cosmology. 3 Cosmological Models. 4 inflationary Cosmology and Creation of Matter in the Universe. References. 5 Supergravity and Cosmology. 6 The Cosmic Microwave Background. References. 7 Dark Matter search with innovative techniques. 8 Signature for signals from the Dark Universe. 9 Neutrino oscillations: a phenomenological overview. 10 Highlights in Modern Observational Cosmology. References. 11 Clustering in the Universe: from Highly Nonlinear Structures to Homogeneity. References. 12 The debate of galaxy space distribution: an overview. References. 13 Gravitational lensing. References. 14 Numerical Simulations in Cosmology. References.
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