Cosmological Crossroads

An Advanced Course in Mathematical, Physical and String Cosmology

  • Spiros Cotsakis
  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 592)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. History and Overview

    1. Spiros Cotsakis, Peter G. L. Leach
      Pages 3-15
    2. Andreas Paraskevopoulos
      Pages 16-26
  3. Mathematical Cosmology

    1. Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, James W. York
      Pages 29-58
    2. Spiros Cotsakis
      Pages 59-94
    3. Sotirios Bonanos
      Pages 95-110
  4. Astrophysical and Observational Cosmology

    1. Manolis Plionis
      Pages 147-207
    2. Ioannis Georgantopoulos
      Pages 208-222
    3. Christos G. Tsagas
      Pages 223-261
    4. Athanasios B. Lahanas
      Pages 262-284
  5. Particle and String Cosmology

    1. Kyriakos Tamvakis
      Pages 287-317
    2. Theodosios Christodoulakis
      Pages 318-350
    3. George Lazarides
      Pages 351-391
    4. Nick E. Mavromatos
      Pages 392-457
    5. Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
      Pages 458-477

About this book


This book has grown out of lectures held at a summer school on cosmology, in response to an ever increasing need for an advanced textbook that addresses the needs of both postgraduate students and nonspecialist researchers from various disciplines ranging from mathematical physics to observational astrophysics. Bridging the gap between standard textbook material in cosmology and the forefront of research, this book also constitutes a modern source of reference for the experienced researcher in classical and quantum cosmology.


Dark matter Inflation astrophysics cosmology dynamical systems mathematical physics observational cosmology particle physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Spiros Cotsakis
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of the AegeanSamosGreece
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43778-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48025-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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