For proceedings of NATO Advanced Study Institue on Cosmology held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 26 July - 6 August 1999, ed R. Crittenden; (astro-ph/9912373)


[A brief introduction to the NATO ASI Conference Proceedings]

Martin J. Rees

Institute of Astronomy
Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

Abstract. This brief introduction to the NATO ASI offers comments on current controversies, on the limits and prospects of cosmology in the coming decade, and on how the "sociology" of our subject may change in the decades beyond that.

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