Astrophysics (index)


(study of the life of the universe)

Cosmology is the study of the origin, the evolution, and the eventual fate of the universe. The term Physical Cosmology can be used to specify that physical science is the basis of your study.

Current physical cosmology is based on the Cosmological Principle that sufficiently basic natural laws that apply here also apply to the far reaches of the universe, i.e., objects observed at a distance are assumed to follow such laws. Current thought places the beginning of the universe 13.8 billion years ago, the label being the Big Bang.


Referenced by:
Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT)
Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR)
Adaptive Refinement Tree (ART)
Big Bang
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
Coherent Light
Computational Astrophysics
Cosmological Constant (Λ)
Cosmological Principle
Cosmological Zoom Simulation
Conditional Stellar Mass Function (CSMF)
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
Halo Mass Function
Halo Abundance Matching (HAM)
Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM)
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA)
Lambda-CDM model (ΛCDM)
Large Scale Structure (LSS)
Neutrino (ν)
Navarro-Frenk-White Profile (NFW Profile)
N-Point Function
Peculiar Velocity
Scale Factor
Subaru Telescope
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect (SZ Effect)
Type Ia Supernova
Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy (UFD)
Weak Lensing
Wide-Field Multi-Object Spectrograph (WFMOS)
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)