Formation of Structure in the Universe [article]

Robert H. Brandenberger (Brown University, Univ. of British Columbia)
1995 arXiv   pre-print
An introduction to modern theories for the origin of structure in the Universe is given. After a brief review of the growth of cosmological perturbations in an expanding Universe and a summary of some important observational results, the lectures focus on the inflationary Universe scenario and on topological defect models of structure formation. A summary of the theory and current observational status of cosmic microwave background temperature fluctuations is given. The final chapter is devoted
more » ... to some speculative ideas concerning the connection between cosmology and fundamental physics, in particular to ways in which the singularity problem of classical cosmology may be resolved.
arXiv:astro-ph/9508159v2 fatcat:uf4hbyeaqzh37pixjrkodwlndq