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Measuring and Modeling the Universe

Measuring and Modeling the Universe

Volume 2. Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series

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Malcolm S. Longair, Gale E. Christianson, Alan H. Guth, John H. Schwarz, Joseph Silk, Wendy L. Freedman, Michael S. Turner, Joseph B. Jensen, John L. Tonry, John P. Blakeslee, Christopher S. Kochanek, Paul L. Schechter, Erik D. Reese, Virginia Trimble, Gary Steigman, Matthew Colless, Mariangela Bernardi, Albert Lazzarini, Sean M. Carroll, Mario Livio, Alexei V. Filippenko, Edward L. Wright, Matias Zaldarriaga, Lyman A. Page, Anthony C. S. Readhead, Timothy J. Pearson, Sandra M. Faber, Roger D. Blandford
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521755764

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  • This comprehensive volume reviews the current theory and measurement of various parameters related to the evolution of the universe. Topics include inflation, string theory and the history of cosmology in the context of current measurements being made of the Hubble constant, matter density, and dark energy. Observational results are included from the Sloan, Digital Sky Survey, Keck, Magellan, cosmic microwave background experiments, Hubble space telescope and Chandra. Featuring chapters by leading authorities in the field, this book is a valuable resource for graduate students and professional research astronomers.

    • Contains prevalent reviews on the evolution of the universe
    • Chapters written by the world's leading researchers in the field
    • Contains historical notes in the topic
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    Review of the hardback: '… 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

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    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521755764
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 24 x 180 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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
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    Wendy L. Freedman, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution, California

    Contributors

    Malcolm S. Longair, Gale E. Christianson, Alan H. Guth, John H. Schwarz, Joseph Silk, Wendy L. Freedman, Michael S. Turner, Joseph B. Jensen, John L. Tonry, John P. Blakeslee, Christopher S. Kochanek, Paul L. Schechter, Erik D. Reese, Virginia Trimble, Gary Steigman, Matthew Colless, Mariangela Bernardi, Albert Lazzarini, Sean M. Carroll, Mario Livio, Alexei V. Filippenko, Edward L. Wright, Matias Zaldarriaga, Lyman A. Page, Anthony C. S. Readhead, Timothy J. Pearson, Sandra M. Faber, Roger D. Blandford

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