Observational cosmology

RH Sanders*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Samenvatting

I discuss the classical cosmological tests, i.e., angular size-redshift, flux-redshift, and galaxy number counts, in the light of the cosmology prescribed by the interpretation of the CMB anisotropies. The discussion is somewhat of a primer for physicists, with emphasis upon the possible systematic uncertainties in the observations and their interpretation. Given the curious composition of the Universe inherent in the emerging cosmological model, I stress the value of searching for inconsistencies rather than concordance, and suggest that the prevailing mood of triumphalism in cosmology is premature.

Originele taal-2English
TitelPHYSICS OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE
RedacteurenE Papantonopoulos
Plaats van productieBERLIN
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's105-137
Aantal pagina's33
ISBN van geprinte versie3-540-22712-1
StatusPublished - 2005
Evenement2nd Aegean School on the Early Universe - , Greece
Duur: 22-sep-200330-sep-2003

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Physics
UitgeverijSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume653
ISSN van geprinte versie0075-8450

Other

Other2nd Aegean School on the Early Universe
LandGreece
Periode22/09/200330/09/2003

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