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Cosmological theories before and without einstein  

Helge Kragh

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
Although modern cosmology is essentially a twentieth-century science, its birth can reasonably be traced back to discussions about the universe in the previous century. With the emergence ... More

Relativistic astrophysics and cosmology  

Malcolm S. Longair

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
Although relativistic astrophysics began in the 1930s with study of supernovae and neutron stars, it was only three decades later that the discovery of extragalactic radio sources, quasars ... More

Relativistic models and the expanding universe  

Matteo Realdi

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Mar 2019
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Apr 2019
The origin and evolution of the universe constitutes one of the most fascinating and challenging questions in the scientific investigation of nature. The general theory of relativity has ... More

Space science and technological progress: testing theories of relativistic gravity and cosmology during the Cold War  

Silvia De Bianchi

This chapter deals with the development of modern cosmology as a consequence of relativity theory testing and the space race during the Cold War. The chapter describes the dynamics of ... More

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