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On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe$
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Hans Ringström

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680290

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.001.0001

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Observational support for the standard model

Observational support for the standard model

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(p.55) 5 Observational support for the standard model
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On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe
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Hans Ringström

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.003.0005

In 1998–1999, our perception of the universe underwent a dramatic change. The observations of supernovae of type Ia led to the conclusion that our universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. One suggested explanation for this is the presence of a positive cosmological constant. The chapter contains a description of the argument leading from the supernovae observations to the conclusion that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate.

Keywords:   supernovae of type ia, cosmological constant, accelerated expansion, universe

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