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Status of large-scale structure formation within cosmology today

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Since the CMB results of the past decade, would it be fair to say that the concensus among cosmologists is that cosmic strings are no longer considered as a (major) source for density perturbations?

Is so, what are the leading theories to explain how the universe developed inhomogeniety from a nearly uniform early universe?

What are the active areas of research for within structure formation today, besides relying upon relativistic pertubration methods? Is there a recent review for a status of the field today?

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asked Feb 21, 2012 in Theoretical Physics by EB95 (15 points) [ no revision ]

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