Structure Formation in the Universe

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Structure Formation in the Universe Cambridge, U.K. 26 July – 6 August 1999

  • Robert G. Crittenden
  • Neil G. Turok

Part of the NATO Science Series C: (closed) book series (ASIC, volume 565)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introductory Lecture

    1. Martin J. Rees
      Pages 1-14
  3. Early Universe Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Andreas Albrecht
      Pages 17-42
    3. Neil Turok
      Pages 43-61
    4. V.A. Rubakov
      Pages 63-73
    5. S.W. Hawking
      Pages 75-89
  4. The Background Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Masataka Fukugita
      Pages 93-130
    3. Paul J. Steinhardt
      Pages 143-176
  5. The cosmic microwave sky

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. J. Richard Bond, Robert G. Crittenden
      Pages 241-280
  6. Energy Flow and Feedback

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Craig J. Hogan
      Pages 283-293
    3. Joseph Silk
      Pages 295-302
  7. The Large Scale Distribution of Matter and Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. J. A. Peacock
      Pages 305-340
    3. A.G. Doroshkevich
      Pages 341-350
    4. Francis Bernardeau
      Pages 351-370
    5. A.S. Szalay
      Pages 371-382

About this book


This book contains a series of lectures given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) "Structure Formation in the Universe", held at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge in August, 1999. The ASI was held at a critical juncture in the development of physical cosmology, when a flood of new data concerning the large scale structure of the Universe was just be­ coming available. There was an air of excitement and anticipation: would the standard theories fit the data, or would new ideas and models be re­ quired? Cosmology has long been a field of common interest between East and West, with many seminal contributions made by scientists working in the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc. A major aim of the ASI was to bring together scientists from across the world to discuss exciting recent developments and strengthen links. However, a few months before the meeting it appeared that it might have to be cancelled. The war in the former Yugoslavia escalated and NATO began a protracted bombing cam­ paign against targets in Kosovo and Serbia. Many scientists felt uneasy about participating in a NATO-funded meeting in this situation. After a great deal of discussion, it was agreed that the developing East­ West conflict only heightened the need for further communication and that the school should go ahead as planned, but with a special session devoted to discussion of the legitimacy of NATO's actions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Crittenden
    • 1
  • Neil G. Turok
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0155-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0540-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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