Cosmology’s Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe

Princeton University Press, 2020

P. James E. Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus

Book cover Cosmology's Century

Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. Cosmology’s Century is the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe. In this landmark book, cosmologist P. James E. Peebles, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019, offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed.