The Zel'dovich Universe (IAU S308) : Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web, Hardback Book

The Zel'dovich Universe (IAU S308) : Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web Hardback

Edited by Sergei Shandarin, Rien Van de Weygaert, Enn Saar, Jaan Einasto

Part of the Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia series

Description

On megaparsec scales, matter and galaxies have aggregated into a complex network of interconnected filaments, wall-like structures and compact clusters surrounded by large near-empty void regions.

Dubbed the 'Cosmic Web', theoretical and observational studies have led to its recognition as a key aspect of structure in the Universe, representing a universal phase in the gravitationally driven emergence and evolution of cosmic structure.

IAU Symposium 308 marked the centenary of the birth of the Russian physicist and cosmologist Yakov B.

Zeldovich (1914-87), who was instrumental in the development of this view of structure formation.

His seminal work paved the way towards an understanding of the complex web-like structure observed in our Universe.

This volume synthesizes the insights obtained from many different observational and theoretical studies, and helps prepare researchers and students working in this vibrant field for the many upcoming surveys.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 666 pages, 400 b/w illus. 8 tables
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Astronomy, space & time
  • ISBN: 9781107078604

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