LOG#113. Bohr’s legacy (I).

Dedicated to Niels Bohr and his atomic model (1913-2013) 1st part: A centenary model This is a blog entry devoted to the memory of a great scientist, N. Bohr, one of the greatest master minds during the 20th century, one … Continue reading

LOG#112. Basic Cosmology (VII).

  In my final post of this basic Cosmology thread, I am going to discuss scalar perturbations and to review some of the recent results about cosmological parameters by WMAP and PLANCK. One of the predictions of the Standard Cosmological … Continue reading

LOG#111. Basic Cosmology (VI).

The topic today: problems in the Standard Cosmological Model (LCDM), inflation and scalar fields! STANDARD COSMOLOGICAL MODEL: ISSUES Despite the success of the Standard Cosmological model (or LCDM), today it is widely accepted that it is not complete, even if … Continue reading

LOG#110. Basic Cosmology (V).

Recombination When the Universe cooled up to , the neutrinos decoupled from the primordial plasma (soup). Protons, electrons and photons remained tighly coupled by 2 main types of scattering processes: 1) Compton scattering: 2) Coulomb scattering: Then, there were little … Continue reading

LOG#109. Basic Cosmology (IV).

Today, a new post in this fascinating Cosmology thread… The Big Bang Nucleosynthesis in a nutshell When the Universe was young, about , the following events happen 1st. Some particles remained in thermodynamical equilibrium with the primordial plasma (photons, positrons … Continue reading

LOG#108. Basic Cosmology (III).

The current Universe has evolved since its early phase of thermal equilibrium until the present state. The departure from thermal equilibrium in the early Universe made a fossil record we can observe at current time! There are some easy rules … Continue reading