Astronomy 627: COSMOLOGY

John Tonry -- Spring 2000


Overview

  1. GR and Cosmography (i.e. metric, luminosity distance)
  2. Thermal History, Inflation (i.e.
  3. Growth of Structure
  4. Denizens of the Deep

Lectures

Lecture Date Topic
1. Jan 11 Introduction, fundamental observations
2. Jan 13 History, metrics in isotropic universe
3. Jan 18 Metrics, redshifts and distances
4. Jan 20 Elements of special relativity
5. Jan 25 Elements of general relativity
6. Jan 27 Elements of general relativity, FRW solution
7. Feb  1 Friedmann universes
8. Feb  3 Observations of cosmological parameters
9. Feb  8 Observations of cosmological parameters
10. Feb 10 Gravitational lensing
11. Feb 15 Thermal history of the universe
12. Feb 17 Big-bang nucleosynthesis
13. Feb 22 CMB and recombination
14. Feb 24 Recombination and field theory basics
15. Feb 29 Inflation and baryogenesis
16. Mar  2 Inflation
17. Mar  7 Dark Matter
18. Mar  9 Galaxies: properties
19. Mar 14 Gravitational instability
20. Mar 16 Linear growth of structure and velocity
21. Mar 21 Fourier description, transfer functions
22. Mar 23 Damping, Zeldovich, non-linear growth
23. Apr  4 Power spectrum, filtering and moments
24. Apr  6 Redshift space, peculiar velocities, cosmic virial theorem
25. Apr 11 CDM manifesto, Press-Schechter formalism for structure formation
26. Apr 13 Dissipationless and dissipational collapse
27. Apr 18 Cooling and galaxy formation, CMB fluctuations
28. Apr 20 CMB fluctuations
29. Apr 25 Intergalactic medium (Len Cowie)
30. Apr 27 AGN, starburst, QSO, radio galaxies (Ken Chambers)
31. May  2 CMB fluctuations

Joshua E. Barnes (barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu)
Last modified: April 23, 2002
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