Adventures in Cosmology

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World Scientific, 2011 - Astronomy - 410 pages
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This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with OC Galaxy Formation from Start to FinishOCO and ends with OC The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe, OCO exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter and dark energy. This up-to-date collection of review articles offers a general introduction to cosmology and is intended for all probing into the profound questions on where we came from and where we are going."
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
From Start to Finish Andrew Benson
5
3 The Reionization of Cosmic Hydrogen by the First Galaxies Abraham Loeb
41
4 Clusters of Galaxies Elena Pierpaoli
89
5 Reionizing the Universe with the First Sources of Light Volker Bromm
111
6 Mapping the Cosmic Dawn Steven Furlanetto
139
7 Neutrino Masses from Cosmology Ofer Lahav and Shaun Thomas
173
8 Measuring the Expansion Rate of the Universe Laura Ferrarese
193
9 Particles as Dark Matter Dan Hooper
241
10 Detection of WIMP Dark Matter Sunil Golwala and Dan McKinsey
269
11 The Accelerating Universe Dragan Huterer
321
12 Frontiers of Dark Energy Eric V Linder
355
13 The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe Xiaohui Fan
379
Index
407
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Dr David L. Goodstein is Vice Provost and Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty for over 35 years. In 1995, he was named the Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor. In 1999, Dr Goodstein was awarded the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and in 2000, the John P. McGovern Medal of the Sigma Xi Society. He has served on and chaired numerous scientific and academic panels, including the National Advisory Committee to the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology. His books include States of Matter and Feynman's Lost Lecture, written with his wife, Dr Judith Goodstein. In the 1980's, he was Director and host of The Mechanical Universe television program.

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