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Progress in Cosmology: Proceedings of the Oxford International Symposium held in Christ Church, Oxford, September 14-18, 1981

Progress in Cosmology: Proceedings of the Oxford International Symposium held in Christ Church, Oxford, September 14-18, 1981

by A.W. Wolfendale (Editor)

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When my colleague Dr. Paul Kent asked me which branch of Physics was most lively and which would lend itself best to a small high quality Symposium, I had no hesitation in answering 'Cosmology'. It seemed very timely that a meeting should take place which would bring together scientists interested in all branches of Astronomy, including Cosmic Rays, and Elementary Particles too and endeavour to put at least some of the pieces of the jigsaw together. The vast majority of the papers presented were later produced ~n appropriate camera-ready form and are published in this volume. I am very grateful to the authors for their ready cooperation. Grateful thanks are also extended to the Board of Management of the Foster-Wills and Theodor Heuss Scholarships, Oxford University and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) who funded the Symposium. The Director of the German Academic Exchange Service, Frau M.E. Schmitz and her colleague Mrs. Susan Putt, organized the whole meeting in a most exemplary fashion. Finally, on behalf of all participants and guests, s~ncere thanks are offered to Paul Kent as Convenor for initiating the Symposium, arranging the social events and organizing accommodation in such magnificent surroundings. Christ Church was the horne of Lewis Carrol and we were ever mindful - and appropriately so - of Alice. A. W. Wolfendale Durham, February 10th, 1982 vii A. W. Wolfendale (ed.), Progress in Cosmology, vii.

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ISBN-13: 9789400978751
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/05/2011
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #99
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

A New View of Baryon Symmetric Cosmology Based on Grand Unified Theories.- Cosmology and Particle Physics.- Breaking of Gauge Symmetries in the Cooling Universe.- Particle Physics Aspects in Cosmology.- Massive Neutrinos and Ultra-Violet Astronomy.- Time-Asymmetry, Cosmological Uniformity and Space-Time Singularities.- Antimatter in Cosmic Rays.- Population III and the Microwave Background.- Observational Aspects of the Microwave Cosmic Background Spectrum.- The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation as a Probe of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe.- The Cosmic Ray Origin Problem.- Cosmic Far-Ultraviolet Background Radiation.- Prospects for X-Ray Observations of Cosmological Significance.- The Origin of the X-Ray Background.- Relativistic Electrons in Galaxies and their Nonthermal Radiation from Radio to Gamma Radiation.- Cosmic Gamma Rays.- Origin of Stars and Galaxies.- Galaxy Formation, Clustering and the “Hidden Mass”.- Quasars at Large Redshifts.- The Age Problem.- New Developments in the Theory of Spiral Galaxies.- The Most Distant Galaxies.- Observations of Galaxy Clustering.- The Rotation of Galaxies: Clues to their Formation.- Index of Subjects.

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