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New Horizons

HELGE S. KRAGH

in Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209163
eISBN:
9780191706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209163.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter summarizes the most important developments in theoretical and observational cosmology from about 1970 to 2005. On the theoretical side, the inflationary scenario of the very early ... More


The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

P. J. E. Peebles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209838
eISBN:
9780691206714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209838.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

An instant landmark on its publication, this book remains the essential introduction to this vital area of research. Written by one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists, it provides ... More


Relativistic Theory of the Behavior of Irregularities in an Expanding World Model

P. J. E. Peebles

in The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209838
eISBN:
9780691206714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209838.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents the full relativistic analysis of the evolution of mass clustering. The full relativistic theory is needed to deal with three important aspects of density irregularities in the ... More


Scenarios

P. J. E. Peebles

in The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209838
eISBN:
9780691206714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209838.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes some of the attempts to trace the links between theory and observation, showing how the character of the matter distribution we observe developed out of reasonable conditions ... More


Robert Dicke and the Big Bang

Helge Kragh

in Masters of the Universe: Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198722892
eISBN:
9780191789564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722892.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The interview with Princeton physicist Robert Dicke took place in August 1965, shortly after the sensational discovery of a cosmic microwave background which had been interpreted as a fossil ... More


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