Structure Formation in the Universe: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Structure Formation in the Universe Cambridge, U.K. 26 July - 6 August 1999 / Edition 1

Structure Formation in the Universe: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Structure Formation in the Universe Cambridge, U.K. 26 July - 6 August 1999 / Edition 1

by Robert G. Crittenden
     
 

As this book was being written, the jigsaw puzzle of data from galaxies, Lyman alpha clouds, gravitational lensing and the cosmic microwave sky appeared for the first time to be coming together into a consistent theoretical model comprising a nearly flat universe with cold dark matter (CDM) and a cosmological constant. It was recognised, however, that the model… See more details below

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As this book was being written, the jigsaw puzzle of data from galaxies, Lyman alpha clouds, gravitational lensing and the cosmic microwave sky appeared for the first time to be coming together into a consistent theoretical model comprising a nearly flat universe with cold dark matter (CDM) and a cosmological constant. It was recognised, however, that the model leaves much to explain theoretically, especially the amount of fine tuning needed to get the desired cosmological constant. There is also a hint from gravitational lensing that the cosmological constant might be smaller than that required to explain the high redshift supernova data. CDM models produce dwarf galaxy haloes that are too numerous and too dense to be compatible with observation. There are also discussions of inflation and quantum cosmological theories of the initial conditions. The book also addresses observational issues, such as the TOCO results, the 2-degree field survey and the Sloan Digital Sky survey. Many lectures focus on the signatures in the cosmic microwave sky of various theoretical models.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402001550
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Series:
Nato Science Series C: (closed), #565
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introductory Lecture1
Cosmic Inflation17
Before Inflation43
Quantum Cosmology63
The Future of Quantum Cosmology75
The Global Cosmological Parameters93
Observational Tests for the Cosmological Principle and World Models131
Quintessence and Cosmic Acceleration143
CMB Anisotropies and the Determination of Cosmological Parameters179
Measuring the Anisotropy in the CMB: Current Status & Future Prospects191
Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background215
CMB Analysis241
Energy Flow in the Universe283
Feedback in Galaxy Formation295
Clustering of Mass and Galaxies305
Large Scale Structure of the Universe341
Gravitational Lensing for Cosmology351
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey371

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