© 1998

Current Topics in Astrofundamental Physics: Primordial Cosmology

  • N. Sánchez
  • A. Zichichi

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 511)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. The Early Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. F. R. Ellis, P. K. S. Dunsby
      Pages 3-33
    3. N. Sanchez
      Pages 35-68
    4. Andrei Linde
      Pages 69-118
    5. D. Boyanovsky, D. Cormier, H. J. de Vega, R. Holman, S. P. Kumar
      Pages 119-194
    6. Bastian Bergerhoff, Christof Wetterich
      Pages 211-240
    7. John D. Barrow
      Pages 269-305
  3. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. George F. Smoot
      Pages 309-324
    3. A. N. Lasenby, A. W. Jones
      Pages 325-357
    4. A. D. Challinor, A. N. Lasenby
      Pages 409-442
    5. Y. Parijskij, A. Kopylov, N. Soboleva, O. Verkhodanov, A. Temirova, O. Zhelenkova et al.
      Pages 443-466
  4. Large Scale Structure, Dark Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Joel R. Primack
      Pages 469-516
    3. Bernard Sadoulet
      Pages 517-538

About this book


This NATO Advanced Study Institute course provided an updated understanding, from a fundamental and deep point of view, of the progress and current problems in the early universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, large-scale struc­ ture, dark matter problem, and the interplay between them. Emphasis was placed on the mutual impact of fundamental physics and cosmology, both at the theo­ retical and experimental or observational levels, within a deep and well defined programme, and a global unifying view, which, in addition, provides of careful inter-disciplinarity. In addition, each course of this series introduced and promoted topics or sub­ jects which, although not of a purely astrophysical or cosmological nature, were of relevant physical interest for astrophysics and cosmology. Deep understanding, clarification, synthesis, and careful interdisciplinarity within a fundamental physics framework, were the main goals of the course. Lectures ranged from a motivation and pedagogical introduction for students and participants not directly working in the field to the latest developments and most recent results. All lectures were plenary, had the same duration, and were followed by a discus­ sion. The course brought together experimentalists and theoreticans physicists, astro­ physicists and astronomers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including young scientists at the post-doctoral level, senior scientists and advanced graduate stu­ dents as well.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Universe astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • N. Sánchez
    • 1
  • A. Zichichi
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris DemirmParisFrance
  2. 2.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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