LECTURER: J. Larena
The first semester Honours module “Introduction to General Relativity”.
Copernican Principle; Cosmological principle; FLRW metric; Observables in cosmology: distances, redshift, number count; Particle and event horizons; Big Bang cosmology: thermal history of the Universe, CMB, BBN; Inhomogeneous Universe: perturbation theory (Newtonian and relativistic); Inflation
P. Peter and J.-P. Uzan, Primordial Cosmology, Oxford University Press
One tutorial per week.
Two tests and one final examination.
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