Paths to Dark Energy
This work provides the current theory and observations behind the cosmological phenomenon of dark energy. The approach is comprehensive with rigorous mathematical theory and relevant astronomical observations discussed in context. The book treats the background and history starting with the new-found importance of Einstein’s cosmological constant (proposed long ago) in dark energy formulation, as well as the frontiers of dark energy. The authorsdo not presuppose advanced knowledge of astronomy, and basic mathematical concepts used in modern cosmology are presented in a simple, but rigorous way. All this makes the book useful for both astronomers and physicists, and also for university students of physical sciences.
The sequential buildup of background and the authors' experience in teaching and writing make this work interesting for lecturers and graduate students.The work is a must have for research scientists who are interested in broadening their understanding or starting work in this area.As indicated by the Nobel Prize 2011 in Physics, dark energy is one of the current hot topics in physical research.