The universe before the big bang

Gasperini, Maurizio.

The universe before the big bang cosmology and string theory / [electronic resource] : Maurizio Gasperini. - Berlin : Springer, c2008. - 1 online resource (xi, 208 p.) : ill. - Astronomers' universe. . - Astronomers' universe. .

Translated from the Italian.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-201) and index.

General relativity and standard cosmology -- String theory, duality, and the primordial universe -- The theory for strings -- Inflation and the birth of universe -- The cosmological background of gravitational radiation -- Other relics of the primordial universe -- Quantum cosmology -- The future of our universe -- Recent developments : Brane cosmology scenarios.

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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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9783540744214 3540744215

978-3-540-74419-1 Springer

Cosmography--Mathematical models.
String models.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Popular Science in Astronomy.
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology.

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