PHYS 6005 Cosmology


Syllabus

COSMOLOGY
  • Brief History of Cosmological ideas
  • Observational overview
  • A Newtonian cosmology?
  • Elements of Relativistic Theories (non examinable in the final paper)
  • Geometry of the Universe
  • Simple cosmological models
  • The cosmological constant
  • The age of the universe
  • Observational parameters
THE EARLY UNIVERSE
  • Matter density of the universe and dark matter
  • The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
  • The early Universe
  • Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
  • The inflationary universe
  • The ΛCDM model
















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