Princeton University Press, 2020
P. James E. Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus
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.