# The Early Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background: Theory and Observations [electronic resource] / edited by Norma G. Sànchez, Yuri N. Parijskij

- Author:
- Sànchez, Norma G.
- Additional Titles:
- Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Palermo, Sicily, Italy from 7 to 20 September 2002
- Published:
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- XXV, 574 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Parijskij, Yuri N. and SpringerLink (Online service)

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- Contents:
- I. The Early Universe -- Early Cosmology and Fundamental Physics -- Advances in String Theory in Curved Backgrounds: A Synthesis Report -- Information from the Beginning -- The Interior of Black Holes and their Astrophysics -- Primordial Magnetic Fields from Cosmological Phase Transitions -- Magnetogenesis, Variation of Gauge Couplings and Inflation -- II. The Cosmic Microwave Background -- Window to the Very Early Universe and some problems of “?K Astrophysics” -- Cosmological Parameters from Microwave Background Anisotropies and Galaxy Clustering -- Topology of the Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation -- Missing Parameters in the CMB Physics -- Cosmology with the S-Z Effect -- III. Large Scale Structure, Dark Matter -- The Wave Mechanics of Large-Scale Structure -- Statistical Properties of Cosmological Fluctuations -- Initial Conditions, Discreteness and Non-Linear Structure Formation in Cosmology -- Statistical Mechanics of the Self-Gravitating Gas. Thermodynamic Limit, Phase Diagrams and Fractal Structures -- Statistical Mechanics and Galaxy Clustering -- IV High Energy And Neutrino Astrophysics -- Astrophysics at the Highest Energy Frontiers -- High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy : Science and First Results -- Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays : Bottom-up vs. Top-down scenarii -- Acceleration of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays : Cosmic Zevatrons? -- Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields -- Cosmic Rays from PeV to ZeV, Stellar Evolution, Supernova Physics and Gamma Ray Bursts -- Cosmic Rays and Space Weather -- Photographs Of The Course -- Author Index.
- Summary:
- The impressive development of modern cosmology during the last decades is to a large extent due to its unification with elementary particle physics and quantum field theory, giving rise to the discipline of Astrofundamental Physics. The early universe is an exceptional (theoretical and experimental) laboratory in this new discipline. This book provides an up-to-date understanding of the progress and key issues in the early universe and the cosmic microwave background, in terms of both theory and observation. The genuine interplay between large-scale structure formation and dark matter is discussed, the central focus being the cosmic microwave background. Emphasis is on the precise interrelation between fundamental physics and cosmology in these problems, both at the theoretical and experimental/observational levels, within a profound, well-defined, interdisciplinary programme.
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- ISBN:
- 9789400710580
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file PDF
- Note:
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Part Of:
- Springer eBooks

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