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Cosmology

  • Dark Energy and the Formation of the Large Scale Structure of the Universeby Jérôme Gleyzes

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This thesis presents several significant new results that shed light on two major puzzles of modern cosmology: the nature of inflation, the very early phase of the universe that is thought to have given rise to the large-scale structures that we observe today; and that of the current accelerated expansion. In particular, it develops a clean method... more...

  • From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxiesby Mauro D'Onofrio; Roberto Rampazzo; Simone Zaggia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 279.00

    Inorder to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wantsto be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievementsin this area. Sincethe pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the researchon galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallelexponential... more...

  • Conformal Methods in General Relativityby Juan A. Valiente Kroon

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 100.00 US$ 82.00

    A systematic and self-contained account, which adopts a geometric approach to study the solutions of Einstein's theory of gravity. more...

  • The Amazing Unity of the Universeby Edward van den Heuvel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the first chapters the author describes how our knowledge of the position of Earth in space and time has developed, thanks to the work of many generations of astronomers and physicists. He discusses how our position in the Galaxy was discovered, and how in 1929, Hubble uncovered the fact that the Universe is expanding, leading to the picture... more...

  • Effective Spacetimeby Karen Crowther

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book discusses the notion that quantum gravity may represent the "breakdown" of spacetime at extremely high energy scales. If spacetime does not exist at the fundamental level, then it has to be considered "emergent", in other words an effective structure, valid at low energy scales. The author develops a conception of emergence appropriate to... more...

  • Forces of Natureby Professor Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 24.21

    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the new BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. more...

  • Cosmos, Gods and Madmenby Roland Littlewood; Rebecca Lynch

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The social anthropology of sickness and health has always been concerned with religious cosmologies: how societies make sense of such issues as prediction and control of misfortune and fate; the malevolence of others; the benevolence (or otherwise) of the mystical world; local understanding and explanations of the natural and ultra-human worlds. This... more...

  • Search for Dark Matter with ATLASby Ruth Pöttgen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This thesis describes in detail a search for weakly interacting massive particles as possible dark matter candidates, making use of so-called mono-jet events. It includes a detailed description of the run-1 system, important operational challenges, and the upgrade for run-2. The nature of dark matter, which accounts for roughly 25% of the energy-matter... more...

  • The Little Book of Big Historyby Ian Crofton; Jeremy Black

    Michael O'Mara 2016; Not Available

    From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between.Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods... more...

  • Basics of Thermal Field Theoryby Mikko Laine; Aleksi Vuorinen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 59.99

    This book presents thermal field theorytechniques, which can be applied in both cosmology and the theoreticaldescription of the QCD plasma generated in heavy-ion collision experiments. Itfocuses on gauge interactions (whether weak or strong), which are essential inboth contexts. As well as the many differences in the physics questions posedand in... more...