Prof.  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: Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00 a.m.





Cosmology Seminars

Sommer Semester 2011

   Seminars delivered by students on topics in Cosmology (40 minutes)
  
The presentation can be delivered at the blackboard or projecting from PC. Contact me of Dr. Nelson Nunes (nunes@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de) for information, for consulting the textbook if you can't find it elsewhere and for fixing a date.
Suggested topics and texts:
(the texts here indicated are only a starting point; additional material will be suggested after talking with the students. Topics suggested by the students themselves are also acceptable.)

Theory:
   - Dark energy models I (suggesedt text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 7.1-7.3, 7.5)
   - Dark energy models II (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 8.1)
   - Dark energy models III (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 8.3)
   - Dark energy models III (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 8.4)
   - Dark energy models IV (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 9.1)
   - non linear perturbations (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 12.1-12.2)
   - spherical collapse (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 12.3-12.4)
   - inhomogenous cosmological models (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 10)
   - neutrino cosmology (contact me for texts)
   - Dark matter candidates (contact me for texts)


Observations:
   - weak lensing (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 14.4)
   - redshift surveys (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 14.2)
   - statistical methods (suggested text: L. Amendola & S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Cambdrige University Press, Chap. 13.1-13.4)
   - strong lensing in cosmology (contact me for texts)
   - dark matter observations (contact me for texts)



   NOTE: Course begins on April 15th, 2011

   classes on Friday 09:15-11:00 Phil 19, SR

  
  
   Calendar (to be confirmed):
   15.04  Meeting with the students (no seminars)
   06.05 
   20.05  Sellentin: The Hubble Constant; Morrison: Inhomogenous Models
   27.05  Beisitzer: Dark energy as a modification of gravity
   10.06 
   24.06  Brady: Neutrino cosmology; Littek: Non-linear perturbation theory
   01.07 
   08.07
   15.07
   22.07


    CREDITS: 2

   

 


 


   
   


 

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