Prof. Dr. Luca Amendola

Institut für Theoretische Physik -- Universität Heidelberg

Philosophenweg 16 -- D-69120 Heidelberg -- Germany

Tel: +49-6221-549-407 -- Fax: +49-6221-549-333

Sprechstunde: After my lectures
and by appointment


Seminars on topics of cosmology
and large-scale structure

coordinates: Friday at 11:15-13:00 am in Philosophenweg 19, SR LSF

Summer Semester 2019

   Seminars (Pflichtseminar). Suggested prerequisites: Cosmology, General Relativity.
   Every participant will deliver a 30-45 minute seminar. Depending on the number of participants, the seminars can be shared    among two or more students.   

Topics (this is just a preliminary list)

   - Supernovae cosmology
   - Cold Dark Matter and numerical cosmology
   - From dark matter halos to galaxies
   - Alternatives to a cosmological constant
   - Cosmological tests of gravity
   - Growth of linear cosmological fluctuations
   - Cosmic Microwave Background
   - Gravitational Lensing
   - Gravitational Lensing of the CMB
   - CMB polarisation and GW from inflation
   - Galaxy clusters as cosmological probes
   - The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
   - Strong gravitational lensing
   - Non-einsteinian gravity
   - Galaxy clustering and baryon acoustic oscillations
   - The Lyman-alpha Forest & the Intergalactic Medium
   - First Light & Cosmic Reionization
   - Cosmological tests of gravity
   - 18. Growth of linear cosmological fluctuations
   - 19. Baryogenesis
   - 20. Reheating in inflation

   NOTE: Course begins on April 26th, 2019, 11:15am, Philosophenweg 19, SR

   Preliminary Calendar (11:15-13:00) (the updated calendar will be communicated soon):
   26.04: General presentation
   07.06 No seminar today
   12.07 (in Room 105 Philosophenweg 12)

    CREDITS: 6

    Suggested texts:

    Specific tests will be suggested for each chosen topic. Full list

   Doodle to choose the topic


    General texts:

    Lecture notes.

    S. Dodelson, Modern Cosmology, Academic Press
    Very clear, with all the important derivations detailed out step-by-step.
    L. Amendola and S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy. Theory and Observations., Cambridge University Press
    This book contains lots of additional material on more advanced topics related to dark energy.


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