Current Topics in Astrofundamental Physics: The Cosmic Microwave Background

  • Norma G. Sánchez

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 562)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Early Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mikhail Shaposhnikov
      Pages 3-15
    3. W. Buchmüller, S. Fredenhagen
      Pages 17-35
    4. M. P. Infante, N. Sánchez
      Pages 97-119
    5. L.P. Grishchuk, S.V. Babak
      Pages 139-147
  3. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. George F R Ellis, Peter K S Dunsby
      Pages 177-196
    3. P. Naselsky, D. I. Novikov, I. D. Novikov
      Pages 197-217
    4. Yu. N. Parijskij
      Pages 219-239
  4. Large Scale Structure, Dark Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Craig J. Hogan
      Pages 345-353
    3. Peter L. Biermann
      Pages 355-361
  5. Fractals and Scaling Laws in Astrophysics and Cosmology

  6. High Energy and Neutrino Astophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. L. Scarsi
      Pages 483-497
    3. Peter L. Biermann, Eun-Joo Ahn, Gustavo Medina-Tanco, Todor Stanev
      Pages 515-537
    4. Guido Chincarini, Davide Lazzati
      Pages 539-563
    5. A. D. Dolgov
      Pages 565-584
    6. I. V. Artemova, G. S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan, I. D. Novikov
      Pages 609-625
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 645-662

About this book


This NATO Advanced Study Institute provided an up dated understanding, from a fundamental and deep point of view, of the progress and current problems in the early universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, large scale structure, dark matter problem, and the interplay between them. The focus was placed on the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. Emphasis was given to the mutual impact of fundamental physics and cosmology, both at theoretical and experimental-or observational-levels, within a deep and well defined programme, and a global unifying view, which, in addition, provides of careful inter-disciplinarity. Special Lectures were devoted to neutrinos in astrophysics and high energy astrophysics. In addition, each Course of this series, introduced and promoted topics or subjects, which, although not being of purely astrophysical or cosmological nature, were of relevant physical interest for astrophysics and cosmology. Deep understanding, clarification, synthesis, careful interdisciplinarity within a fundamental physics framework, werethe maingoals ofthe course. Lectures ranged from a motivation and pedagogical introduction for students and participants not directly working in the field to the latest developmentsand most recent results. All Lectures were plenary, had the same duration and were followed by a discussion. The Course brought together experimentalists and theoretical physicists, astrophysicists and astronomers from a variety of backgrounds, including young scientists at post-doctoral level, senior scientists and advanced graduatestudentsas well.


Accretion Cosmology Dark matter EFE Gravity Redshift Renormalization group Universe astronomy astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Norma G. Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris DemirmParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6856-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0748-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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