Einstein’s 1917 static model of the universe: a centennial review

  title={Einstein’s 1917 static model of the universe: a centennial review},
  author={Cormac O’Raifeartaigh and Michael E. O'Keeffe and Werner Nahm and Simon A. Mitton},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
Abstract We present a historical review of Einstein’s 1917 paper ‘Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity’ to mark the centenary of a key work that set the foundations of modern cosmology. We find that the paper followed as a natural next step after Einstein’s development of the general theory of relativity and that the work offers many insights into his thoughts on relativity, astronomy and cosmology. Our review includes a description of the observational and… 
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