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Relativity and cosmology II

PHYS-428

Enseignant(s) :

Chapochnikov Mikhail

Langue:

English

Summary

This course is the basic introduction to modern cosmology. It introduces students to the main concepts and formalism of cosmology, the observational status of Hot Big Bang theory and discusses major physical processes in the early Universe.

Content

- Basic facts about the Universe
- Red shift and Hubble expansion
- Homogeneous spaces and Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric
- Open, closed and spatially flat universe
- Matter dominated and radiation dominated Universe
- Cosmological constant and accelerated universe expansion
- Physical processes in the early Universe and the cosmic microwave background radiation
- Inflationary cosmology

 

Keywords

  1. Expansion of the Universe
  2. Hot Big Bang theory
  3. Dark matter
  4. Accelerated expansion of the Universe
  5. Inflation
  6. Cosmic Microwave background radiation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Analytical Mechanics

Classical Electrodynamics

Statistical Physics I

Relativity and Cosmology I

Recommended courses

Quantum Physics III

Relativistic quantum fields I

Nuclear and Particle Physics I, II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises

Assessment methods

final exam 100%

Supervision

Office hours Yes

Resources

Bibliography

  1. L. Landau, Lifshitz, "The classical Theory of Fields"
  2. S. Weinberg, "Gravitation and Cosmology"
  3. E. Kolb, M. Turner, "The Early Universe"

 

Ressources en bibliothèque
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