martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

Astrophysics > Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

The natural science of cosmology > astro-ph > arXiv:1203.6334

The network of cosmological tests is tight enough now to show that the relativistic Big Bang cosmology is a good approximation to what happened as the universe expanded and cooled through light element production and evolved to the present. I explain why I reach this conclusion, comment on the varieties of philosophies informing searches for a still better cosmology, and offer an example for further study, the curious tendency of some classes of galaxies to behave as island universes.
Comments:Keynote lecture at the seventh International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology, Goa India, December 2011
Subjects:Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO)
Cite as:arXiv:1203.6334v1 [astro-ph.CO]

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From: P. James E. Peebles [view email]
[v1] Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:48:43 GMT (648kb,D)


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