Fundamental cosmological observations and data interpretation

Matthias Bartelmann, Charles L. Bennett, Carlo Burigana, Cesare Chiosi, Mauro D'Onofrio, Alan Dressler, Isabella Gioia, Günther Hasinger, Juan Francisco MacIas-Perez, Piero Madau, Paola Marziani, John Mather, Francesca Matteucci, Keith Olive, John Peacock, Wolfgang Reich, Pierre Marie Robitaille, Michael Rowan-Robinson, Gary Steigman, Matthias SteinmetzJack W. Sulentic, Massimo Turatto, Simon D M White

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Abstract

The last decades have seen an exponential increase of experiments and observations aimed at establishing the structure, the evolution, and the constituents of the Universe, covering essentially the whole electromagnetic spectrum. The interviews collected in this chapter describe the main evidence at the base of the currently accepted cosmological scenario and discuss the interpretation of experimental data that support it. Some alternative (heretical?) ideas on the interpretation of redshifts and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation are also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuestions of Modern Cosmology
Subtitle of host publicationGalileo's Legacy
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages7-201
Number of pages195
ISBN (Print)9783642007910
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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