Springer Theses

Baryonic Processes in the Large-Scale Structuring of the Universe

Authors: Durrive, Jean-Baptiste

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Paris-Sud, France
  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach (linking cosmology, astrophysics, and plasma physics), which appeals to a large audience
  • Presents technical derivations together with intuitive arguments
  • Written in a concise but very clear manner
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This thesis addresses two very different but equally important topics in the very broad fields of astrophysics and cosmology: (I) the generation of cosmological magnetic fields and (II) gravitational fragmentation of the Cosmic Web. All mathematical developments are completed by illuminating physical interpretations, and the thesis, which is guided by existing observations, is purely theoretical. In part I, the author further develops a magnetogenesis model proposed in the literature, providing an unprecedented level of physical understanding. He demonstrates that the physics of photoionisation is very likely to have premagnetised, at a relevant level, the entire Universe at the early epoch of the formation of the first luminous sources. In part II, the author adapts the tools of plasma spectral theory to the context of gravitational instability of the baryonic gas within the stratified structures of the Cosmic Web. He skillfully derives the wave equation governing the growth of perturbations and explores various equilibrium configurations, in planar and cylindrical geometries characteristic of cosmic walls and filaments, for isothermal and polytropic conditions, with or without an external gravitational background. Clearly structured and written in pedagogical style, this outstanding thesis puts the results into perspective and highlights the merits and limitations of the various approaches explored.

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Jean-Baptiste Durrive obtained his Ph.D. in Cosmology at the Universite Paris Sud (France) and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Nagoya University (Japan), working on Dark Energy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Baryonic Processes in the Large-Scale Structuring of the Universe
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61881-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61881-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61880-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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