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The early Universe


In the past few years one of the most exciting areas of research in physics has been the interdisciplinary field of cosmology and particle physics. The NSF's Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara devoted a 6-month program and an intensive 1-week workshop to the subject. A brief review is given of both the workshop and this field which is attracting attention, in part, because the early Universe seems to be the only laboratory in which to study grand unification.

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Kolb, E., Turner, M. The early Universe. Nature 294, 521–526 (1981).

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