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Phase correlations and topological measures of large-scale structure

Coles, Peter 2009. Phase correlations and topological measures of large-scale structure. Lecture Notes in Physics -New York then Berlin- 665 , pp. 493-522. 10.1007/978-3-540-44767-2_15

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Abstract

The process of gravitational instability initiated by small primordial density perturbations is a vital ingredient of cosmological models that attempt to explain how galaxies and large-scale structure formed in the Universe. In the standard picture (the “concordance” model), a period of accelerated expansion (“inflation”) generated density fluctuations with simple statistical properties through quantum processes (Starobinsky [82], [83], [84]; Guth [39]; Guth & Pi [40]; Albrecht & Steinhardt [2]; Linde [55]). In this scenario the primordial density field is assumed to form a statistically homogeneous and isotropic Gaussian random field (GRF). Over years of observational scrutiny this paradigm has strengthened its hold in the minds of cosmologists and has survived many tests, culminating in those furnished by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP; Bennett et al. [7]; Hinshaw et al. [45].

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9783540239727
ISSN: 0075-8450
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 03:44
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23478

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