Article for The Review of Particle Physics 2014
http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.1389

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THE COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS 2014

Ofer Lahav1 and Andrew R. Liddle2


1 University College London
2 University of Edinburgh


Table of Contents

PARAMETRIZING THE UNIVERSE
The global description of the Universe
Inflation and perturbations
The standard cosmological model
Derived parameters

EXTENSIONS TO THE STANDARD MODEL
More general perturbations
Dark matter properties
Relativistic species
Dark energy
Complex ionization history
Varying `constants'
Cosmic topology

PROBES
Direct measures of the Hubble constant
Supernovae as cosmological probes
Cosmic microwave background
Galaxy clustering
Clusters of galaxies
Clustering in the inter-galactic medium
Gravitational lensing
Peculiar velocities

BRINGING OBSERVATIONS TOGETHER

OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

REFERENCES

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