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: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Cosmological Constant ProblemEverything You Always Wanted To Know About The Cosmological Constant Problem
by - arXiv
This text discusses the cosmological constant problem at a pedagogical but fully technical level. We review how the vacuum energy can be regularized in flat and curved space-time and how it can be understood in terms of Feynman bubble diagrams.
(4905 views)
Book cover: Magnetic Fields, Strings and CosmologyMagnetic Fields, Strings and Cosmology
by - arXiv
The main motivations and challenges related with the physics of large-scale magnetic fields are briefly analyzed. The interplay between large-scale magnetic fields and scalar CMB anisotropies is addressed with specific attention on recent progresses.
(5758 views)
Book cover: Lectures on Inflation and Cosmological PerturbationsLectures on Inflation and Cosmological Perturbations
by - arXiv
Inflation is today the main theoretical framework that describes the early Universe. These lectures give an introduction to inflation and the production of primordial perturbations, and a review of some of the latest developments in this domain.
(5274 views)
Book cover: An Introduction into the Theory of Cosmological Structure FormationAn Introduction into the Theory of Cosmological Structure Formation
by - arXiv
This text aims to give a pedagogical introduction into the main concepts of the theory of structure formation in the universe. The text is suited for graduate students of astronomy with a moderate background in general relativity.
(5018 views)