Logo

Cosmology and Astrophysics by Juan Garcia-Bellido

Small book cover: Cosmology and Astrophysics

Cosmology and Astrophysics
by

Publisher: arXiv.org
Number of pages: 76

Description:
In these lectures I review the present status of the so-called Standard Cosmological Model, based on the hot Big Bang Theory and the Inflationary Paradigm. I will make special emphasis on the recent developments in observational cosmology, mainly the acceleration of the universe, the precise measurements of the microwave background anisotropies, and the formation of structure like galaxies and clusters of galaxies from tiny primodial fluctuations generated during inflation.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.6MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: First LightFirst Light
by - arXiv
The first dwarf galaxies, which constitute the building blocks of the collapsed objects we find today, had formed hundreds of millions of years after the big bang. This review describes the early growth of their small-amplitude seed fluctuations.
(8295 views)
Book cover: String CosmologyString Cosmology
by - arXiv
A pedagogical introduction to aspects of string cosmology, including the landscape (BPBT) solution to the cosmological constant problem, brane-antibrane inflation, warped compactification, the KKLMMT model, the eta problem of SUGRA models, etc.
(7346 views)
Book cover: Introduction to CosmologyIntroduction to Cosmology
by - arXiv
Introductory lectures on cosmology for students specializing in particle physics are presented. Many important subjects are not covered because of lack of time and space but hopefully the lectures may serve as a starting point for further studies.
(10585 views)
Book cover: The Beginning and Evolution of the UniverseThe Beginning and Evolution of the Universe
by - arXiv
The authors review the current standard model for the evolution of the Universe from an early inflationary epoch to the complex hierarchy of structure seen today. The text concludes with discussion of some open questions in cosmology.
(10508 views)