A course about the origin, evolution and structure of the universe.
This course is an introduction to Cosmology. We follow the course book quite closely and first develop the basic description within Big Bang theory and general relativity to grasp the Friedmann equations required to calculate the evolution of the universe. We also target specific epochs in the universe, from early time Big Bang Nucleosynthesis to the Recombination era which released the Cosmic Microwave background. Inflation is mentioned rather briefly.
The course is given during day time, and is part of the Bachelor’s programme in Astronomy. It can also be taken as a free-standing course. The course is normally given in English.
Lectures, exercise sessions for calculations, presentations by students.
All exams are normally given in English.
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Introduction to Cosmology, Barbara Ryden, Second edition, Cambridge University Press
The academic advisor and student office can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.