The Early Universe

Facts and Fiction

  • Gerhard Börner

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. The Standard Big-Bang Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 3-27
  3. Particle Physics and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 203-239
    3. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 241-304
    4. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 305-338
    5. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 339-356
    6. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 357-395
  4. Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-398
    2. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 399-429
    3. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 431-491
    4. Gerhard Börner
      Pages 493-549
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 551-593

About this book


This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just an updated version. In particular, to meet the wishes of many readers, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. Problem sections are also added. In the center are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: the standard model, some basic implications of quantum field theory, and the questions of structure formation. A special feature of the book is the comparison of theoretical predictions with observations, separating "facts from fiction". Special emphasis is given to the observed anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background and the consequences drawn for cosmology and for the structure formation models. Nuclear and particle physicists and astrophysicists, researchers and teachers as well as graduate students will welcome this new edition of a classic text and reference.

In this corrected reprint first year results from WMAP have been added to take account of recent developments.


Baryon Cosmology Dark matter GUT Inflationary Universe Particle Physics Standard Model of Cosmology Universe cosmologic models dark energy early universe galaxy formation nuclear astrophysics particle astrophysics structure formation

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Börner
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07915-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05267-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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