Item description for Inflationary Cosmology Revisited: An Overview Of Contemporary Scientific Cosmology After The Inflationary Proposal by Julio A. Gonzalo...
Scientific Cosmology is clearly one of the most active physics research fields at present, and likely to remain so in the near future. Shortly after the pioneering cosmological work of Einstein, Georges Lemaitre proposed a model which some years later to be known as the big-bang model. In the early fifties an alternative proposal, the so called steady-state (expansion at constant density) model, became the fashionable model in prominent academic circles. The discovery of the cosmic background microwave radiation (Penzias & Wilson, 1965) made the steady-state model almost untenable. A quarter of a century later the inflationary model was proposed, becoming extraordinarily popular almost immediately. For some it seemed to combine attractive features of both the steady-state and the big-bang models, by postulating a very early violent (constant density) expansion during a very tiny fraction of a second.
The book makes use of the best and most recent observational data, from the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE, 1992) to the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP, 2003), to discuss the merits and demerits of inflationary cosmology for a general readership acquainted with the basic facts of scientific cosmology. A complete Glossary and a detailed Index help the reader to follow controversial topics, such as dark matter, dark energy, cosmic flatness and accelerated expansion.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 981256151X ISBN13 9789812561510
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More About Julio A. Gonzalo
Julio A. Gonzalo, Professor of Physics, Departamento de Fisica de Materiales: Professor Gonzalo has lectured at several prestigious academic and research institutes around the world, and was organizer and chairman of several international conferences on ferroelectricity. His research interests include ferroelectricity, phase transitions as well as materials physics in general.
Basilio Jimenez, Research Director ICMM, Madrid: Professor Jimenez is a member of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and Spanish Materials Society. He has directed many Spanish and European Research Projects. His research interests include, among other things, ferro-piezoelectric materials.
Julio A. Gonzalo has an academic affiliation as follows - Material Physics Department, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.