Prof.  Luca Amendola


Institut f�r Theoretische Physik -- Universit�t Heidelberg


Philosophenweg 16 -- D-69120 Heidelberg -- Germany

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

Sprechstunde: After my lectures
and by appointment Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00 a.m. (other times also possible)





  Observing the Big Bang

Winter Semester 2011

   The course is an introduction to observational cosmology.
  
Program
   - The standard cosmological model
   - Age of cosmic structures and of the Universe
   - The Hubble constant
   - Big bang nucleosynthesis
   - Mass in cosmic structures
   - supernovae Ia
   - redshift clustering
   - lensing
   - cosmic microwave background
   - Elements of statistics



   NOTE: Course begins on October 10th, 2011

   classes on Monday 16:15-18:00 Philosophenweg 12, gHS

  
  
   Calendar (to be confirmed):
   10.10
   17.10
   24.10
   the lecture of 31.10 will be recuperated on 15.12
   07.11
   14.11
   21.11
   28.11
   05.12
   12.12
   15.12 9:15-11:00 am New Lecture Hall, Phil 12
   19.12
   09.01
   16.01
   23.01
   30.01


    CREDITS: 4
    The exam will be oral only. Exam by appointment  (l.amendola at thphys.uni-heidelberg.de).
     Exams last approximately 40 minutes, with 2 or 3 broad questions; in general I do not
     ask detailed mathematical derivations but rather the physical ideas.
     The program is Chapters 1-10 of Prof Bartelmann' script, with some more detailed material from
     Chapters 3,4 and 14 of Dark Energy, Theory and Observations.

    Suggested texts:


    M. Bartelmann, Observing the Big Bang, Lecture Notes
    S. Dodelson, Modern Cosmology, Academic Press
    L. Amendola and S. Tsujikawa, Dark Energy, Theory and Observations, Cambridge University Press, 2010

   
   Problems and seminars. (with credits)
  

 
   
 


   
   


 

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