Phase Transitions in the Early Universe: Theory and Observations

  • Héctor J. De Vega
  • Isaak M. Khalatnikov
  • Norma G. Sànchez

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 40)

Table of contents

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

  3. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Wayne Hu
      Pages 183-205
  4. Large Scale Structure, Dark Matter

  5. Fractals and Scaling Laws in Astrophysics and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Francesco Sylos Labini, Luciano Pietronero
      Pages 287-302
    3. William C. Saslaw
      Pages 373-387
    4. William C. Saslaw
      Pages 389-395
  6. Primordial and Astrophysical Black Holes

  7. High Energy and Neutrino Astrophysics

  8. International Space Station

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. A. Lorenzoni, M. C. Falvella
      Pages 585-591
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 593-593

About this book


A fundamental, profound review of the key issues relating to the early universe and the physical processes that occurred in it. The interplay between cosmic microwave background radiation, large scale structure, and the dark matter problem are stressed, with a central focus on the crucial issue of the phase transitions in the early universe and their observable consequences: baryon symmetry, baryogenesis and cosmological fluctuations.
There is an interplay between cosmology, statistical physics and particle physics in studying these problems, both at the theoretical and the experimental / observational levels. Special contributions are devoted to primordial and astrophysical black holes and to high energy cosmic rays and neutrino astrophysics. There is also a special section devoted to the International Space Station and its scientific utilization.


Big Bang Cosmology Dark matter Gravitational constant Gravity Phase Transition Phase Transitions Statistical Physics Universe astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Héctor J. De Vega
    • 1
  • Isaak M. Khalatnikov
    • 2
  • Norma G. Sànchez
    • 3
  1. 1.Université de Paris VI, LPTHEParisFrance
  2. 2.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Observatoire de Paris, DemirmParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0057-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0997-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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