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Introduction to Particle Cosmology

The Standard Model of Cosmology and its Open Problems

  • Cosimo Bambi
  • Alexandre D. Dolgov

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 1-16
  3. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 17-33
  4. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 35-52
  5. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 53-70
  6. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 71-92
  7. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 93-126
  8. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 127-159
  9. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 161-173
  10. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 175-189
  11. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 191-206
  12. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 207-215
  13. Cosimo Bambi, Alexandre D. Dolgov
    Pages 217-244
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces the basic concepts of particle cosmology and covers all the main aspects of the Big Bang Model (expansion of the Universe, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Cosmic Microwave Background, large scale structures) and the search for new physics (inflation, baryogenesis, dark matter, dark energy). It also includes the majority of recent discoveries, such as the precise determination of cosmological parameters using experiments like WMAP and Planck, the discovery of the Higgs boson at LHC, the non-discovery to date of supersymmetric particles, and the search for the imprint of gravitational waves on the CMB polarization by Planck and BICEP.
 
This textbook is based on the authors’ courses on Cosmology, and aims at introducing Particle Cosmology to senior undergraduate and graduate students. It has been especially written to be accessible even for those students who do not have a strong background in General Relativity and quantum field theory. The content of this book is organized in an easy-to-use style and students will find it a helpful research guide.

Keywords

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Gravitational Waves Large Scale Structures Particle Cosmology Textbook Standard Cosmological Model Supersymmetric Particles

Authors and affiliations

  • Cosimo Bambi
    • 1
  • Alexandre D. Dolgov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della TerraUniversita' degli Studi di Ferrara,FerraraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48078-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48077-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48078-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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