Gravitation and Cosmology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Cosmic topology: Twenty years after

  • Jean-Pierre LuminetEmail author


What is the shape of the Universe? Is it finite or infinite? Is space multi-connected to create ghost images of faraway cosmic sources? After a “dark age” period, the field of cosmic topology has now become one of the major concerns in astronomy and cosmology, not only from theorists but also from observational astronomers. Here I give a personal account of the spectacular progress in the field since the beginning of the 1990s, when I started to work in it.


Fundamental Domain Hyperbolic Manifold Planck Collaboration Binary Polyhedral Group Cosmic Topology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire Univers et ThéoriesObservatoire de Paris-CNRS-Université Paris DiderotParisFrance

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