Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Book, Conference Proceedings
x, 267 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Proceedings of a colloquium held at Collège de France, June 8-11, 2004.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Observational Facts Relating to Discrete Sources: 1. The state of cosmology G. Burbidge-- 2. The redshifts of galaxies and QSOs E. M. Burbidge and G. Burbidge-- 3. Accretion discs in quasars J. Sulentic-- Part II. Observational Facts Relating to Background Radiation: 4. CMB observations and consequences F. Bouchet-- 5. Abundances of light nuclei K. Olive-- 6. Evidence for an accelerating universe or lack of A. Blanchard-- Part III. Standard Cosmology: 7. Cosmology, an overview of the standard model F. Bernardeau-- 8. What are the building blocks of our universe? K. C. Wali-- Part IV. Large-Scale Structure: 9. Observations of large-scale structure V. de Lapparent-- 10. Reconstruction of large-scale peculiar velocity fields R. Mohayaee, B. Tully and U. Frisch-- Part V. Alternative Cosmologies: 11. The quasi-steady state cosmology J. V. Narlikar-- 12. Evidence for iron whiskers in the universe N. C. Wickramasinghe-- 13. Alternatives to dark matter: MOND + Mach D. Roscoe-- 14. Anthropic principle in cosmology B. Carter-- Part VI. Evidence for Anomalous Redshifts: 15. Anomalous redshifts H. C. Arp-- 16. Redshifts of galaxies and QSOs: the problem of redshift periodicities G. Burbidge-- 17. Statistics of redshift periodicities W. Napier-- 18. Local abnormal redshifts J.-C. Pecker-- 19. Gravitational lensing and anomalous redshifts J. Surdej, J.-F. Claeskens and D. Sluse-- Panel discussion-- General discussion-- Concluding remarks.
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What are the current ideas describing the large scale structure of the universe? How do they relate to the observed facts? This book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. It arises from an international conference held at the College de France, Paris in June 2004, which brought together many of the world's leading players in cosmology. In addition to presenting individual talks, the proceedings of the resulting discussions are also recorded. Giving a comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics. (source: Nielsen Book Data)