Historical development of modern cosmology

Historical development of modern cosmology

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Annotation Proceedings of a weeklong, international summer school held in Val`encia, Spain in December 2000. Twenty-four lectures presented at the School by cosmologists, astronomers, particle physicists, and science historians review how our concept of the universe has changed in the last century. A sampling of topics: an introductory review to the historical development of modern cosmology; Einstein, Eddington and the 1919 eclipse; dark matter and large scale structure; history and current research on the classical singularity problem; the evolution of alternative cosmologies; discovering and understanding cosmic structure; a modern perspective on sharing the universe; and the quest for the edge of the universe. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... professor of mathematics and astronomy at the College of New Jersey (a.k.a. Princeton), to which I was guided by a ... are as large as or larger than the Milky Way only after the multiple revisions of the extragalactic distance scale in our century. ... and 1921, Curtis, Shapley, and Knut Lundmark all considered the possibility that there might be two classes of novae. ... different ways, finding values between 500 and 550 km/sec/Mpc and concluding that the uncertainty was about 10%.

Title:Historical development of modern cosmology
Author: Vicent J. Martínez, Virginia Trimble, Maria-Jesus Pons-Bordería
Publisher: - 2001

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