The Little Book of Cosmology

Princeton University Press, April 2020
By Lyman Page, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Physics

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Written by one of the world’s leading experimental cosmologists, this short but deeply insightful book describes what scientists are revealing through precise measurements of the faint thermal afterglow of the Big Bang — known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB — and how their findings are transforming our view of the cosmos. Yet much remains unknown, and this incisive book also describes the search for ever-deeper knowledge at the field’s frontiers — from quests to understand the nature of neutrinos and dark energy to investigations into the physics of the very early universe.