Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Physics Beyond the Standard Model
by Subir Sarkar
Publisher: arXiv 1996
Number of pages: 156
We first present a pedagogical account of relativistic cosmology and primordial nucleosynthesis, discussing both theoretical and observational aspects, and then proceed to examine such constraints in detail, in particular those pertaining to new massless particles and massive unstable particles. Finally, in a section aimed at particle physicists, we illustrate applications of such constraints to models of new physics.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Jean-Luc Lehners - arXiv
Ekpyrotic and cyclic cosmologies provide theories of the very early and of the very late universe. In these models, the big bang is described as a collision of branes - and thus the big bang is not the beginning of time.
by J. A. Peacock - arXiv
Basics of inflationary models for the early universe, concentrating on the generation of density fluctuations from scalar-field dynamics. The subsequent gravitational dynamics of these fluctuations in dark matter in a Friedmann model are described.
by D.L. Wiltshire - arXiv
An introduction to quantum cosmology for an audience consisting for a large part of astronomers, and also a number of particle physicists. The author emphasizes those aspects of quantum cosmology which are of most interest to astronomers.
by Robert H. Brandenberger - arXiv
Modern cosmology has created a tight link between particle physics / field theory and a wealth of new observational data on the structure of the Universe. These notes focus on some aspects concerning the connection between theory and observations.