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  • The Encyclopedia of Cosmology, in four volumes, is a major, long-lasting, seminal reference at the graduate student level, laid out by the most prominent, respected researchers in the general field of Cosmology. These volumes will be a comprehensive review of the most important concepts and current status in the field, covering both theory and observation.

    One of the attractive features of the encyclopedia is that it is accompanied by supplementary materials including videos and simulations of the numerical computation. This will help the readers to better understand and visualize the concepts discussed.

    This encyclopedia is edited by Dr. Giovanni Fazio from Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, with an advisory board comprised of renowned scientists: Lars Hernquist and Abraham Loeb (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and Christopher McKee (UC Berkeley). Each volume is authored/edited by a specialist in the area: Galaxy Formation and Evolution written by Rennan Barkana (Tel Aviv University), Numerical Simulations in Cosmology edited by Kentaro Nagamine (Osaka University / University of Nevada), Dark Energy written by Shinji Tsujikawa (Tokyo University of Science), and Dark Matter written by Jihn E Kim (Seoul National University).

    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology
    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology

    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology
    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology

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    • Volume 1: Galaxy Formation and Evolution (by Rennan Barkana [Tel Aviv University]):
      • Basic Theory of Galaxy Formation:
        • Introduction
        • Review of Cosmology
        • Statistics of Galaxy Formation
        • Linear Perturbation Theory and the Power Spectrum
        • Non-Linear Processes and Dark Matter Halos
        • Stellar Dynamics and the Virial Theorem
        • Galactic Disks and Spiral Structure
        • Gravitational Lensing
        • Summary and Conclusions
      • Early Galaxies and 21-cm Cosmology:
        • Overview
        • Galaxy Formation: High-Redshift Highlights
        • 21-cm Cosmology
        • The Supersonic Streaming Velocity
        • Cosmic Milestones of Early Radiative Feedback
        • 21-cm Signatures of the First Stars
        • Summary and Conclusions
    • Volume 2: Numerical Simulations in Cosmology (edited by Kentaro Nagamine [Osaka University / University of Nevada]):
      • Overview: Cosmological Framework and the History of Computational Cosmology (Kentaro Nagamine)
      • Cosmological N-Body Simulations (A Klypin)
      • Hydrodynamic Methods for Cosmological Simulations (Klaus Dolag)
      • First Stars in Cosmos (Hajime Susa)
      • First Galaxies and Massive Black Hole Seeds (Volker Bromm)
      • Galaxy Formation and Evolution (Kentaro Nagamine)
      • Secular Evolution of Disk Galaxies (Isaac Shlosman)
      • Cosmic Gas and the Intergalactic Medium (Greg L Bryan)
      • Computational Modeling of Galaxy Clusters (Daisuke Nagai and Klaus Dolag)
    • Volume 3: Dark Energy (by Shinji Tsujikawa [Tokyo University of Science]):
      • Introduction
      • Expanding Universe
      • General Relativity
      • Cosmic Expansion History
      • Observational Evidence of Dark Energy at the Background Level
      • Cosmological Perturbation Theory
      • Physics of CMB Temperature Anisotropies
      • Observational Probes for Dark Energy from CMB, Galaxy Clustering, BAO, Weak Lensing
      • Cosmological Constant
      • Modified Matter Models of Dark Energy
      • Modified Gravity Models of Dark Energy
      • Horndeski Theories and Cosmological Perturbations
      • Second-Order Massive Vector Theories
      • Screening Mechanisms of Fifth Forces
      • Effective Field Theory of Dark Energy
      • Conclusions
      • Appendices:
        • Equations of Motion in Horndeski Theories
        • Effective Mass Term in Horndeski Theories
    • Volume 4: Dark Matter (by Jihn E Kim [Seoul National University]):
      • Introduction
      • Dark Matter Production in the Universe
      • Dark Matter and Large Scale Structures in the Universe
      • Symmetry Principles
      • Extended Objects
      • Bosonic Collective Motion
      • WIMPs and E-WIMPs
      • Baryogenesis and ADM
      • Detection

    Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in cosmology and astrophysics.
  • Dr Giovanni Fazio is widely recognized as one of the pioneers in space-borne astronomy, as signaled by his numerous international awards. In 2008, Dr Fazio received the Royal Society of London-COSPAR Massey award for his outstanding contributions to space science, and more recently, in 2015, received the highest award of the American Astronomical Society — the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship. Earlier, in 2005, Dr Fazio received the UNICO National Marconi Science Award and Medal and the NASA Public Service Medal. He was selected as Principal Investigator for the Infrared Array Camera (known as "IRAC") flown onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope, one of NASA's Great Observatories. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and past chairman of its Astrophysics Division, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a member of the American Astronomical Society and past chairman of its High Energy Astrophysics Division, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, amongst others. Dr Fazio is presently Senior Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

  • List of Video(s)

    1. A Disk-Disk Major Merger Event in a Cosmological Hydrodynamical Zoom-Simulation
    2. The picture shows a visualization of Box0/mr from the Magneticum simulation set
    3. Magneticum Box2/hr fly through its evolution
    4. Recurrent buckling at galactic bars
    5. Dissecting galaxy formation
    6. Formation of a galaxy cluster
    7. The different internal components of galaxy clusters
    8. C2PAP CosmoSim - A web portal for hydrodynamical, cosmological simulations

    Some Examples of Code and Movie Websites of Cosmological Simulations

    1. CosmoSim project:
    2. EAGLE project:
    3. Enzo Project:
    4. FIRE project (Gizmo):
    5. GADGET-2:
    6. Horizon-AGN project (RAMSES):
    7. Illustris project (AREPO):
    8. Illustris-TNG project (AREPO):
    9. Magneticum project:
    10. RAMSES movies:


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