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The State of the Universe: Cosmological Parameters 2002

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January 1, 2003
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From: Lawrence M. Krauss <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 17:13:44 GMT (360kb)

The State of the Universe: Cosmological Parameters 2002

Lawrence M. Krauss (Case Western Reserve University)

Comments: 20 pages, To appear in Proceedings, ESO-CERN-ESA Symposium on
Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, March 2002

Report-no: CWRU-P50-12

In the past decade, observational cosmology has had one of the most exciting
periods in the past century. The precision with which we have been able to
measure cosmological parameters has increased tremendously, while at the same
time, we have been surprised beyond our wildest dreams by the results. I review
here recent measurements of the expansion rate, geometry, age, matter content,
and equation of state of the universe, and discuss the implications for our
understanding of cosmology.

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