706885 VU Special Theoretical Topics 1: Fundamentals of Cosmology

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 17.06.2021 Place course on memo list
706885
VU Special Theoretical Topics 1: Fundamentals of Cosmology
VU 3
5
weekly
annually
English

Understanding the theoretical foundations of modern cosmology and their application to relevant examples

Theoretical approach to Cosmology, with discussions and deepening of the course content by practise work.

Basic concepts, Robertson-Walker Metrik, distance scales, Friedmann equation and solutions, age & size of the Universe.

Early Universe: Thermodynamical aspects, Boltzmann equation, 'relics' of the Big Bang, inflationary models, 'dark energy'.

Matter in the Universe: 'Dark matter',  fluctuations in the microwave background, large-scale structure, structure formation.

Lecture with integrated exercises

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Mi 12-14:30, 8/18