An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, 2nd edition: new developments

The most important development since publication is the ongoing release of data by the WMAP satellite team. A paper describing the cosmological impact of the latest results, from 7 years of data, can be found here. This paper also describes some of the other datasets which have improved in the intervening time. Apart from improved accuracy, WMAP makes no radical change to our understanding of cosmological models, and overall observations remain in excellent agreement with the Standard Cosmological Model as described in the book.

The revised second edition of the book, reprinted in December 2008, includes description of the WMAP 5-year results which are quite similar to the current 7-year ones, while the original second edition describes only the first-year results.

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Andrew Liddle
Last update: April 2012