The Early Universe

Facts and Fiction

  • Gerhard Börner

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. The Standard Big-Bang Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 3-25
  3. Particle Physics and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 137-168
    3. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 169-223
    4. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 224-256
    5. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 257-271
    6. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 272-300
  4. Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-302
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 303-329
    3. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 330-379
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 409-467

About this book


In this corrected and enlarged edition of Börner's well respected textbook, you will find an up-to-date account of the interplay between particle physics and astrophysics upon which modern cosmology is founded. The author describes some of the theories which have been developed to model the fundamental interaction of elementary particles in the extremely high temperatures of the early universe, taking care to distinguish facts and well- established results from hypotheses and speculations. The three parts of the book discuss the standard hot big bang model of the early universe, the basic ideas of the standard and the grand unified theories of elementary particles, and the influence of dark matter of the large- scale evolution of structure. In addition to making some minor corrections, the author has added an appendix presenting new results and an updated bibliography. Two main groups of readers are addressed: research students in astronomy can use this book to understand the impact of elementary particle theory on cosmology, while research students in particle physics can use it to acquaint themselves with the basic facts of cosmology. The book is written carefully enough to appeal also to a wider audience of physicists.


Astronomie Astrophysik Big Bang Cosmology Dark matter Elementarteilchen Elementary Particles Frühes Universum Kosmologie Particle Physics Teilchenphysik Universe astronomy astrophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Börner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikMax-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-56729-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02918-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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