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THE STANDARD COSMOLOGICAL MODEL

P. J. E. Peebles

Joseph Henry Laboratories
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA


ABSTRACT. We have a well-established standard model for cosmology and prospects for considerable additions from work in progress. I offer a list of elements of the standard model, comments on controversies in the interpretation of the evidence in support of this model, and assessments of the directions extensions of the standard model seem to be taking.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE COSMOLOGICAL MODEL
The Cosmological Principle
The Hubble Redshift-Distance Relation
The Expansion of the Universe

THE COSMOLOGICAL TESTS
Spacetime Geometry
Biasing and Large-Scale Velocities
Structure Formation
Constraints From Fundamental Physics

CONCLUDING REMARKS

REFERENCES

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