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Measuring and modeling the universe

Author: Wendy L Freedman; Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Carnegie Observatories astrophysics series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This comprehensive volume reviews the theory and measurement of various parameters related to the evolution of the universe. Topics include inflation, string theory, the history of cosmology in the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy L Freedman; Carnegie Institution of Washington.
ISBN: 052175576X 9780521755764
OCLC Number: 56655159
Notes: Papers from the second Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Carnegie observatories centennial symposium.
Description: xvi, 390 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction; List of participants; 1. A brief history of cosmology Malcolm S. Longair; 2. Edwin Hubble: a biographical retrospective Gale E. Christianson; 3. Inflation Alan H. Guth; 4. Update on string theory John H. Schwarz; 5. Dark matter theory Joseph Silk; 6. Status of cosmology on the occasion of the Carnegie Centennial Wendy L. Freedman and Michael S. Turner; 7. The extragalactic distance scale Joseph B. Jensen, John L. Tonry and John P. Blakeslee; 8. The Hubble constant from gravitational lens time delays Christopher S. Kochanek and Paul L. Schechter; 9. Measuring the Hubble constant with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Erik D. Reese; 10. How much is there of what? Measuring the mass density of the universe Virginia Trimble; 11. Big Bang nucleosynthesis: probing the first 20 minutes Gary Steigman; 12. Cosmological results from the 2dF galaxy redshift survey Matthew Colless; 13. Large-scale structure in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Mariangela Bernardi; 14. LIGO at the threshold of science operations Albert Lazzarini; 15. Why is the universe accelerating? Sean M. Carroll; 16. Cosmology and life Mario Livio; 17. Evidence from Type Ia supernova for an accelerating universe and dark energy Alexei V. Filippenko; 18. Theoretical overview of cosmic microwave background anisotropy Edward L. Wright; 19. The polarization of the cosmic microwave background Matias Zaldarriaga; 20. The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe Lyman A. Page; 21. Interference observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation Anthony C. S. Readhead and Timothy J. Pearson; 22. Conference summary: observational cosmology Sandra M. Faber; 23. Measuring and modeling the universe: a theoretical perspective Roger D. Blandford; Credits.
Series Title: Carnegie Observatories astrophysics series, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy L. Freedman.
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