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7.11. Tell me More

For a well-written historical (non-mathematical) review of inflation see Guth (1997). For a detailed mathematical description of inflation see Liddle and Lyth (2000). For a concise mathematical summary of cosmology for graduate students see Wright (2003). Three authoritative texts on cosmology that include inflation and the CMB are `Cosmology' by P. Coles and F. Lucchin, `Physical Cosmology' by P. J. E. Peebles and `Cosmological Physics' by J. Peacock.


I thank Mathew Colless for inviting me to give these five lectures to such an appreciative audience. I thank John Ellis for useful discussions as we bushwhacked in the gloaming. I thank Tamara Davis for Figs. 1, 4 & 5. I thank Roberto dePropris for preparing Fig. 7. I thank Louise Griffiths for producing Fig. 10 and Patrick Leung for producing Figs. 12 & 13. The HEALPix package (Górski, Hivon and Wandelt 1999) was used to prepare these maps. I acknowledge a Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.