Multiversal Journeys

Cosmic Update

Dark Puzzles. Arrow of Time. Future History

Authors: Adams, Fred, Buchert, Thomas, Mersini-Houghton, Laura

Editors: Nekoogar, Farzad (Ed.)

  • Uses non-technical language to address the latest theories on cosmology, yet includes technical appendices which add more depth to each chapter
  • Written by a leading expert in the field of cosmology who is actively involved in research
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"...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved." - Lawrence M. Krauss

Cosmic Update Covers:

  • A novel approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of cosmology.
  • The possibility that Dark Energy and Dark Matter are manifestations of the inhomogeneous geometry of our Universe.
  • On the history of cosmological model building and the general architecture of cosmological modes.
  • Illustrations on the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.
  • A new perspective on the classical static Einstein Cosmos.
  • Global properties of World Models including their Topology.
  • The Arrow of Time in a Universe with a Positive Cosmological Constant.
  • Exploring the consequences of a fundamental Cosmological Constant for our Universe.
  • Exploring why the current observed acceleration of the Universe may not be its final destiny.
  • Demonstrating that nature forbids the existence of a pure Cosmological Constant.
  • Our current understanding of the long term (in time scales that greatly exceed the current age of the Universe) future of the Universe.
  • The long term fate and eventual destruction of the astrophysical objects that populate the universe -- including clusters, galaxies, stars, planets, and black holes.

The material is presented in a layperson-friendly language followed by addition technical sections that explain the basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description.

"Multiversal Journeys is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization."

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“The many ambitious aims of this book are: A noval approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of Cosmology. To present the global properties of World Models and their topology. To explain the arrow of time in a Universe with a positive cosmological constant Lambda and the consequences of Lambda for our Universe. … Graduate students in physics with interest in astrophysics and cosmology can use the book … . The Glossary is helpful for the beginner.” (Johannes Viktor Feitzinger, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1241, 2012)

“This book is a collection of three self-contained main contributions and an appendix, each from different authors, on current fundamental questions and new developments in cosmology. It is so structured that general readers can also follow the main ideas. The two longest chapters (written by Fred C. Adams and Thomas Buchert, respectively) contain appendices (at the level of an undergraduate textbook) with formulas specifying the basic descriptions.” (Wolfgang Hasse, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Dark Energy and Dark Matter Hidden in the Geometry of Space?

    Buchert, Thomas

    Pages 1-50

  • The Arrow of Time In a Universe with a Positive Cosmological Constant Λ

    Mersini-Houghton, Laura

    Pages 51-69

  • The Future History of the Universe

    Adams, Fred C.

    Pages 71-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmic Update
Book Subtitle
Dark Puzzles. Arrow of Time. Future History
Authors
Editors
  • Farzad Nekoogar
Series Title
Multiversal Journeys
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8294-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8294-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8293-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9413-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 140
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