Acquiring Editor: Todd Green
Editorial Project Manager: Lindsay Lawrence
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Cover Background: Photo of the COSMOS@DiRAC SGI UV2000 based Supercomputer manufactured by SGI, Inc and operated by the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge. Photo courtesy of Philip Mynott.
Cover Foreground: 3D visualization of statistical fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background, the remnant of the first measurable light after the Big Bang. CMB data is from the Planck satellite and is the topic of Chapter 10 providing insights into new physics and how the universe evolved. Visualization rendered with Intel's OSPRay ray tracing open source software by Gregory ...