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From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Peter Coles


Cosmology has undergone a revolution in recent years. The exciting interplay between astronomy and fundamental physics has led to dramatic revelations, including the existence of the dark matter and the dark energy that appear to dominate our cosmos. However, these discoveries only reveal themselves through small effects in noisy experimental data. Dealing with such observations requires the careful application of probability and statistics. But it is not only in the arcane world of fundamental physics that probability theory plays such an important role. It has an impact in many aspects of ou ... More

Keywords: cosmology, astronomy, fundamental physics, dark matter, dark energy, probability theory, statistics, uncertainty, cosmos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567622
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Coles, author
Department of Physics, University of Nottingham
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