Theoretical and Observational Cosmology

  • Marc Lachièze-Rey

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 541)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. George F. R. Ellis, Henk Van Elst
    Pages 1-116
  3. Jean-Pierre Luminet, Boudewijn F. Roukema
    Pages 117-156
  4. M. Lachièze-Rey
    Pages 157-178
  5. Francis Bernardeau
    Pages 179-209
  6. K. A. Olive
    Pages 261-304
  7. J. Rich
    Pages 305-316
  8. Guy Mathez
    Pages 365-379
  9. J. F. L. Simmons
    Pages 381-396

About this book


A complete account of the fundamental techniques of general relativity and their application to cosmology. The book includes reviews of the different cosmological models and their classification, including such topics as causality and horizons, the cosmological parameters, observational tests and constraints of cosmology, symmetries and the large scale topology of space and space-time, and the use of supernovas as cosmological indicators.
The perturbations to the cosmological models are discussed throughout the volume. The cosmic microwave background is presented, with an emphasis in secondary distortions in relation to cosmological models and large scale structures. Recent results on dark matter are summarised. A general review of primordial nucleosynthesis is given. Gravitational lensing is discussed in great detail. Most contributions show a balance between theory and observation.
Readership: A solid background for students and researchers intending to work in the field of theoretical and observational cosmology.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Redshift Relativity Universe general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Lachièze-Rey
    • 1
  1. 1.Service d’Astrophysique, CE SaclayGif sur Yvette CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5946-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4455-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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