[Cosmo-torun] two books for library: Schilpp/Infeld (1949); Bolejko et al (2009)

Boud Roukema boud w astro.uni.torun.pl
Czw, 4 Mar 2010, 11:43:12 CET

hi Karolina,

Here are two books that would be useful to buy. The first one has what
seems to be the first statement of the "nothing-can-be-bigger-than-the-Universe"
argument in terms of density perturbations. Apparently, the first
scientist(s) to state the argument were not Starobinsky (1993) and 
Stevens et al (1993), but rather... a Polish physicist: Leopold Infeld in 1949!

The second book synthesises recent papers on the Einstein-equation exact-solution
approach to what i have repeatedly said in our cosmology group several
times (and Helena is working on this :). In simple words: "the simplest explanation
for dark energy may be the failure to do the maths carefully enough".

(1) Albert Einstein: philosopher-scientist, edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp , 1949
(republished 1970) e.g.

(2) Bolejko et al 2009: 
Title:      Structures in the Universe by Exact Methods
Author:     Krzysztof Bolejko, Andrzej Krasinski, Charles Hellaby, Marie-Noelle Celerier
ISBN:       9780521769143

The first book is apparently cheap, the second one expensive. Both would be useful IMHO.


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