Course Identification

Cosmology
20241152

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Prof. Eli Waxman, Prof. Doron Kushnir
Tal Wasserman, Gilad Sade

Course Schedule and Location

2024
Second Semester
Tuesday, 09:15 - 11:00, Weissman, Seminar Rm B
Wednesday, 09:15 - 11:00, Benozio Center for Astrophysics, astrophysics meeting room (number 270)

Tutorials
Wednesday, 14:15 - 16:00, FGS, Rm 4
09/04/2024
10/07/2024

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Physical Sciences: Seminar; Elective; Regular; 5.00 points
Chemical Sciences: Seminar; Elective; Regular; 5.00 points

Comments

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Prerequisites

Statistical Mechanics

Restrictions

50

Language of Instruction

English

Attendance and participation

Expected and Recommended

Grade Type

Numerical (out of 100)

Grade Breakdown (in %)

50%
50%

Evaluation Type

Seminar

Scheduled date 1

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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

3

Syllabus

     ·       Introduction: content and state of the Universe, observational probes of expansion

·       Introduction to GR, Einstein's equations, FRW solution, Friedmann's equations

·       The cosmic microwave radiation background, recombination and last scattering

·       Thermodynamics of expanding Universe, thermal history, Big-bang nucleosynthesis, cold dark matter

·       Cosmological perturbation theory: growth of structure, matter power spectrum, cosmic microwave background anisotropies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

Demonstrate understanding of the global structure of the Universe.

Reading List

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Website

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