INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY

PHYSICS 555

Cosmology is the study of the origin, structure and evolution of the Universe itself. The goal of this course is to provide an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate description of the standard big bang theory of the Universe, the Lambda-Cold Dark Matter model, that includes recent experimental developments. Topics include: the observational and theoretical basis for the model; spacetime and the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker metric; big bang cosmology and the Universe s contents and dynamics; the cosmic microwave background; formation of galaxies, large-scale structure, and gravitational lensing; dark matter and dark energy; current and future observational experiments. Recommended Instructor: Troxel

Day / Time: 

MW 08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Location: 

Bio Sci 130

Instructor: 

Troxel, Michael

Section: 

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