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Measuring and Modeling the Universe : Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series Volume 2 - Wendy L. Freedman

Measuring and Modeling the Universe

Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series Volume 2

By: Wendy L. Freedman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th November 2004
ISBN: 9780521755764
Number Of Pages: 408

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We have just concluded a remarkable century: the 1917 publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, Carnegie astronomer Edwin Hubble's 1929 discovery of the expansion of the universe, evidence for the existence of dark matter, and the discovery of a mysterious dark energy, which is causing the universe to speed up its expansion. This comprehensive volume reviews the current theory and measurement of various parameters related to the evolution of the universe. Topics include inflation, string theory, the history of cosmology in the context of current measurements being made of the Hubble constant, the matter density, and dark energy, including observational results from the Sloan, Digital Sky Survey, Keck, Magellan, cosmic microwave background experiments, Hubble space telescope and Chandra. With chapters by leading authorities in the field, this book is a valuable resource for graduate students and professional research astronomers.

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'... this book is an excellent description of the state of cosmology at the beginning of the 21st Century and can be used as a very useful tool for a graduate course in cosmology.' The Observatory

A brief history of cosmology
Edwin Hubble: a biographical retrospective
Update on string theory
Dark matter theory
Status of cosmology on the occasion of the Carnegie Centennial
The extragalactic distance scale
The Hubble constant from gravitational lens time delays
Measuring the Hubble constant with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
How much is there of what? Measuring the mass density of the universe
Big bang nucleosynthesis: probing the first 20 minutes
Cosmological results from the 2dF galaxy redshift survey
Large-scale structure in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
LIGO at the threshold of science operations
Why is the universe accelerating?
Cosmology and life
Evidence from type la supernova for an accelerating universe and dark energy
Theoretical overview of cosmic microwave background anisotropy
The polarization of the cosmic microwave background
The Wilkinson microwave anisotropy probe
Interference observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation
Conference summary: observational cosmology
Measuring and modeling the universe: a theoretical perspective
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ISBN: 9780521755764
ISBN-10: 052175576X
Series: Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 4th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 17.27  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.98

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