Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ruth Durrer
    Pages 31-69
  3. Anthony Challinor
    Pages 71-103
  4. Robert H. Sanders
    Pages 105-137
  5. Varun Sahni
    Pages 141-179
  6. André Lukas
    Pages 181-211
  7. Roy Maartens
    Pages 213-252
  8. Nils Andersson, Kostas D. Kokkotas
    Pages 255-276
  9. Pablo Laguna, Deirdre M. Shoemaker
    Pages 277-298
  10. Back Matter

About this book


The Physics of the Early Universe is an edited and expanded version of the lectures given at a recent summer school of the same name. Its aim is to present an advanced multi-authored textbook that meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers interested in, or already working on, problems in cosmology and general relativity, with emphasis on the early universe. A particular strong feature of the present work is the constructive-critical approach to the present mainstream theories, the careful assessment of some alternative approaches, and the overall balance between theoretical and observational considerations. As such, this book will also benefit experienced scientists and nonspecialists from related areas of research.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Universe cosmic microwave background dark energy early universe general relativity observational cosmology relativity string cosmology

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