The Deep Universe

  • A. R. Sandage
  • R. G. Kron
  • M. S. Longair
  • Allan Sandage

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Courses book series (SAASFEE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 127-146
  3. Pages 170-191
  4. Evolution in the Galaxy Population

  5. The Physics of Background Radiation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 515-526

About this book


This book provides a first-hand account of modern cosmology, written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching. The central theme of the book, the deep Universe, is approached in three truly complementary ways: as a coherent and smooth theory embracing the evolution of the Universe from its original radiations emerging from the hot Big Bang to the present structures of matter; as a meandering, rough road paved by our observations of stars, galaxies, and clusters; and in terms of how these approaches have been gradually developed and intertwined in the historical process that led to the modern science of cosmology. The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics but is also of interest to professional astronomers and particle physicists.


Universe astronomy astrophysics Big Bang cosmic microwave background cosmology dark matter galaxy observational cosmology Population Redshift Supernova universe

Authors and affiliations

  • A. R. Sandage
    • 1
  • R. G. Kron
    • 2
  • M. S. Longair
    • 3
  • Allan Sandage
    • 4
  1. 1.The ObservatoriesPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Yerkes ObservatoryUniversity of ChicagoWilliams BayUSA
  3. 3.Cavendish LaboratoriesUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  4. 4.The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of WashingtonPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58913-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31635-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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