The last decade has witnessed a breathtaking expansion of ideas concerning the origin and evolution of the universe. Researchers in cosmology thus need an unprecedented wide background in diverse areas of physics. Bridging the gap that has developed, Physics of the Early Universe explains the foundations of this subject. This postgraduate-/research-level volume covers cosmology, gauge theories, the standard model, cosmic strings, and supersymmetry.
Simon D.M. White
Basics of Gauge Theories
Particle Phenomenology: The Standard Model
C.H. Llewellyn Smith
Grand Unified Theories
Stationary Universe Models and Cosmic Strings
Robert H. Brandenberger