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Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe

P. J. E. Peebles

Abstract

Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. This book is the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe. This book offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed. The author was at the forefront of many of the greatest discoveries of the past century, making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the prese ... More

Keywords: cosmology, theory of relativity, expanding universe, helium, microwave radiation, ordinary matter, dark matter, cosmic evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196022
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196022.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. E. Peebles, author
Princeton University