The Evolution of Matter in the Universe

  • Jean Audouze
  • Sylvie Vauclair
Part of the Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs book series (GAAM, volume 18)


It is now generally believed that our Universe originated some 1010 yr ago in a singular event which is referred to as the ‘Big Bang’.


Cosmological Model Main Sequence Black Body Radiation Stellar Evolution External Temperature 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Audouze
    • 1
  • Sylvie Vauclair
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut d’Astrophysique de ParisFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de MeudonDAPHEFrance
  3. 3.Institut d’AstrophysiqueParisFrance

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