Cosmology

LECTURER: J. Larena

Prerequisites

The first semester Honours module “Introduction to General Relativity”.

Topics

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

Textbooks

P. Peter and J.-P. Uzan, Primordial Cosmology, Oxford University Press

Tutorials

One tutorial per week.

Tests/Exams

Two tests and one final examination.

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