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Open Questions in Cosmology

Edited by Gonzalo J. Olmo

University of Valencia, Spain

In the last years we have witnessed how the field of Cosmology has experienced a metamorphosis. From being essentially the search for three numbers (the expansion rate, the deceleration parameter, and the cosmological constant), it has become a precision science. This scientific discipline is determined to unravel the most minute details of the elementary processes that took place during the most primitive stages of the Universe and also of the mechanisms driving the cosmic expansion and the growth of structures at the largest scales. To achieve these goals one needs not only the development of new experimental and observational techniques but also a deep understanding of the underlying theoretical frameworks. This book gathers the work of leading experts in these fields and provides a broad view of some of the most relevant open questions faced by Cosmology at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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Open Questions in CosmologyEdited by Gonzalo J. Olmo

Published: November 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/45746

ISBN: 978-953-51-0880-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5022-0

Copyright year: 2012

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25927 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

64 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cosmological Constant and Dark Energy: Historical Insights

By Emilio Elizalde


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2. Exploring the Components of the Universe Through Higher-Order Weak Lensing Statistics

By Adrienne Leonard, Jean-Luc Starck, Sandrine Pires and François-Xavier Dupé


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3. Extragalactic Compact Sources in the Planck Sky and Their Cosmological Implications

By Luigi Toffolatti, Carlo Burigana, Francisco Argüeso and José M. Diego


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4. Uncertainties in Dark Matter Indirect Detection

By Katie Auchettl and Csaba Balázs


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5. Extended Theories of Gravitation and the Curvature of the Universe – Do We Really Need Dark Matter?

By L. Fatibene and M. Francaviglia


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6. Extending Cosmology: The Metric Approach

By Sergio Mendoza


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7. Introduction to Palatini Theories of Gravity and Nonsingular Cosmologies

By Gonzalo J. Olmo


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8. Inter-Universal Entanglement

By Salvador J. Robles Pérez


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9. Quintom Potential from Quantum Anisotropic Cosmological Models

By J. Socorro, Paulo A. Rodríguez, O. Núñez-Soltero, Rafael Hernández and Abraham Espinoza-García


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10. Leptogenesis and Neutrino Masses in an Inflationary SUSY Pati-Salam Model

By C. Pallis and N. Toumbas


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11. Light Cold Dark Matter in a Two-Singlet Model

By Abdessamad Abada and Salah Nasri


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12. Where Is the PdV in the First Law of Black Hole Thermodynamics?

By Brian P. Dolan


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13. Plasma Vortices in Planetary Wakes

By H. Pérez-de-Tejada, Rickard Lundin and D. S. Intriligator


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