Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
Observations of the total solar eclipse of 29 May 1919 brought an end to the Newtonian description of the Universe, and paved the way for one governed by Einstein’s equations. This paradigm shift opened up a new cosmology, tying together particle physics, observational astronomy, and philosophy.
This course will give a short introduction to general relativity, gravitational radiation, gravitational lensing, Big Bang cosmology, cosmological parameters, thermodynamics in the early universe, the cosmic microwave background, cosmic inflation, and structure formation.
This is a first cycle course given at half speed during daytime.
The teaching consists of online lectures, Flipped Classroom (FC) meetings, and problem solving sessions.
The course is examined through written and/or oral exams.
Edvard Mörtsell , tel: 08 5537 8535, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- ”Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics,” by I. Bergstrom and A. Goobar, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg (2004)
- “The universe as a particle,” by E. Mortsell, Eur. J. Phys. 37 (2016)
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