Annalen der Physik

Cover image for Vol. 529 Issue 9

Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief)

Impact Factor: 3.039

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 13/79 (Physics Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3889

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, Advanced Materials, Laser & Photonics Reviews

524_9-10/2012Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 9–10/2012

The development of a standard model of cosmological structure formation over the last forty years must count as one of the great success stories in Physics. The model describes the geometry and material content of the Universe, explaining how structure – galaxies of various sizes and types, groups and clusters of galaxies, the entire cosmic web of filaments and voids – emerged from a hot and near-uniform Big Bang. In this issue the article Dark matter and cosmic structure by Carlos S. Frenk and Simon D. M. White (pp. 507–534) reviews the standard model of cosmic structure formation, focusing on the nonlinear processes that transformed the near-uniform universe that emerged from the Big Bang into the highly structured world we observe today. The image shows the warm dark matter halo at z = 0 of the Aquarius simulations (Aq-A). The figure is roughly 1.5 Mpc on a side.

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