The Physical Universe: The Interface Between Cosmology, Astrophysics and Particle Physics: Proceedings of the XII Autumn School of Physics Held at Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 October 1990

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Meant as a review for students of astrophysics and particle physics, this book contains a selection of survey articles and seminar reports on "high energy cosmology". Included are contributions on topics ranging from classical cosmology, large scale structure, and primordial nucleosynthesis to quantum cosmology, covering both the theoretical aspects and the most important observations.

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Overview

Meant as a review for students of astrophysics and particle physics, this book contains a selection of survey articles and seminar reports on "high energy cosmology". Included are contributions on topics ranging from classical cosmology, large scale structure, and primordial nucleosynthesis to quantum cosmology, covering both the theoretical aspects and the most important observations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783662138151
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #383
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Gravitation and hot big-bang cosmology.- Euclideanized Einstein-Yang-Mills equations, wormholes and the ground-state wave function of a radiation dominated Universe.- Experiments with neutrinos.- Topological defects in the early universe.- The space telescope and the problems of cosmology.- Self-gravitating magnetic monopoles, global monopoles and black holes.- Understanding large-scale cosmic structure.- Metric space as a model of spacetime: Classical theory and quantization.- Galaxy formation — An update.- The hypothesis of the expansion of the universe and the global tests.- The early universe behaviour with non-minimal coupling.- Stability of compactification in Einstein-Yang-Mills theories.- Multivariate analysis and pattern recognition methods: A short review and some current directions.- Cooling of neutron stars.- Experiments in high energy physics: A brief introduction.- Nucleosynthesis in big-bang models.- The cosmological constant, third quantization and all that.- Structure of the inflationary universe.

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