Modern cosmology is a quickly developing ?eld of research. New technical devices and tools supply the community with new experimental data measured with high accuracy. The self-consistent explanation of these data needs t- oretical models that are based on hypothetical predictions of particle theory. In their turn, such predictions imply cosmology for their probe. Speci?c st- ies of the cosmological consequences of particle theory, linking them to their observable signatures, are actual. This boiling kettle of theoretical research and experimental efforts produces ideas that will be preserved for following generations. The aim of this book is to acquaint the reader with some of these ideas, - fering nontrivial ways to probe the physical basis of modern cosmology. An extensive review of the newest ideas in modern cosmology, e. g. , related with the development of the M-brane theory, lies beyond the scope of our book, which is aimed at providing a ?rmly established system of probes for these ideas, linking their predictions to their possible experimental test. We use the framework of in?ationary paradigm to reveal the phenomena that can shed light on the physical origin of the observed Universe, of its matter content and large-scale structure. The crucial role of quantum ?uctuations in creation of our Universe and in possible features, re?ecting cosmological impact of microphysics, is discussed. These features are shown to be accessible to - perimental test in the near future.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 684 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.
From the reviews:
"The present book covers topics which are often called: cosmoparticle physics. ... it is an astrophysically oriented view to the interrelation between microphysics and cosmology. ... very detailed calculations are given to check whether large amounts of antimatter can exist in the universe. A list of almost 400 references closes this very carefully presented monograph." (Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)