Brian Albert Robson

The Australian National University

Professor Brian Albert Robson obtained MSc, PhD and DSc degrees in Physics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Physics and the UK Institute of Physics. Currently he is an Honorary Professor in the Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra. During his academic career, he served for four years as Officer-in-Charge of the Australian National University’s first computer, for nine years as Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics, and for two years as Associate Director of the Research School of Physics and Engineering. Professor Robson has published more than 150 scientific publications mainly in the areas of nuclear physics, particle physics, gravitation and cosmology.

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The current standard model of cosmology is based primarily on two incompatible theoretical models: (1) the standard model of particle physics, which describes the physics of the very small in terms of quantum mechanics, and (2) the general theory of relativity, which describes the physics of the very large in terms of classical physics. Both these theoretical models are considered to be incomplete in the sense that they do not provide any understanding of several empirical observations, such as the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, gravity, and matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. The main aim of this book is to discuss these serious problems that threaten to undermine the current standard model of cosmology.

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