Classical Cosmological Tests

  • Yurij Baryshev
  • Pekka Teerikorpi
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 383)


In science, an experiment is usually a way of investigating “cause-and-effect” processes in Nature by creating a special situation where we can vary the physical conditions and see how this affects the outcome of the process. Obviously, in large-scale physics such operations are quite limited and an experiment rather means a carefully planned set of observations directed to test a theoretical prediction. Modern physics views the observable universe as a place where the physical laws may be studied on the largest available scales. The cosmic laboratory has many features which complicate the work, including non-locality of observations and selection effects always putting their finger on observed relations.


Dark Energy Cosmological Model Globular Cluster Surface Brightness Angular Size 
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  1. 1.Institute of AstronomySt.Petersburg State UniversitySt.PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Tuorla Observatory, Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland

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