Observing the Big Bang
Winter Semester 2011The course is an introduction to observational cosmology.
- 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
- 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):
the lecture of 31.10 will be recuperated on 15.12
15.12 9:15-11:00 am New Lecture Hall, Phil 12
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.
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)