General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 581–660 | Cite as

Republication of: Relativistic cosmology

  • George F. R. Ellis
Golden Oldie


This is a republication of a paper by G.F.R. Ellis first published in Proceedings of the International School of Physics: General Relativity and Cosmology, 1971, in which he formulated the framework for relativistic cosmology with an arbitrary background geometry. The article has been selected for publication in the Golden Oldies series of General Relativity and Gravitation. The paper is accompanied by a Golden Oldie Editorial comprising an editorial note written by Bill Stoeger and Ellis’ brief autobiography.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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