**The Beginning and Evolution of the Universe**

by Bharat Ratra, Michael S. Vogeley

**Publisher**: arXiv 2008**Number of pages**: 69

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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. This review is designed to provide a graduate student or other new worker in the field an introduction to the cosmological literature.

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