PHYS 6005 Cosmology

Paper of the week

  • Adam G. Riess et al. A 2.4% determination of the local value of the Hubble constant , Apj. 730, 119 (2011) (pdf) ;
  • Albert Einstein, Cosmological Difficulties of Newton's Theory in Relativity: The Special and General Theory (1920) (pdf) ;
  • Albert Einstein, The foundation of the general theory of Relativity Annalen der Physik, 49:284, June 30, 1916 (pdf) ;
  • George Ellis, The shape of the Universe Nature, Vol. 425, 9 October 2003 (pdf) ; Jeanne Pierre Luminet et al., Dodecahedral space topology as an explanation for weak wide-angle temperature correlations in the cosmic microwave background Nature, Vol. 425, 9 October 2003 (pdf) ;
  • A. Friedman, On the Curvature of Space Zeitschrift fuer Physik, 10:377-386, June 29, 1922 (pdf) ;
  • A. Einstein and W. de Sitter, On the relation between the expansion and the mean density of the Universe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 18, Number 3, March 15 1932. (pdf) ;
  • G. Lemaitre, A homogeneous Universe of constant mass and increasing radius accounting for the radial velocity of extra-galactic Nebulae Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 91, p.483-490 (1931), translated from Lemaitre, Georges (1927), "Un univers homogene de masse constante et de rayon croissant rendant compte de la vitesse radiale des nebuleuses extra-galactiques", Annales de la Societe Scientifique de Bruxelles A47: 49-56 (pdf) ; G. Lemaitre, The beginning of the world from the point of view of quantum theory Nature 127, 706 (1931) (pdf) ;
  • Adam G. Riess et al., Observational evidence from supernovae for an accelerating Universe and a cosmological constant The Astronomical Journal, 116:1009-1038, 1998 September (pdf) ;
  • Virginia Trimble, Existence and nature of Dark Matter in the Universe Ann. RelJ. Astron. Astrophys. 1987.25: 425-72 (pdf) ;
  • Wayne Hu, Naoshi Sugiyama, Joseph Silk The physics of microwave background anisotropies Nature, Vol. 386, 6 March 1997 (pdf) ;
  • Alan H. Guth Inflationary Universe: A possible solution to the horizon and flatness problems Physical Review D, Vol. 23, 15 January 1981 (pdf) .

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