Modern Cosmology 2004
= Master Course (FAS 035)  (5 points)

Tue Mar 16  15:15 17:00  FL72 Matter in the Universe: stars, galaxies, clusters and superclusters, voids, dark matter M.A.
Thr Mar 18 13:15 15:00  FL64 Cosmological principles, The Robertson-Walker metric M.A.
Tue Mar 23 15:15 17:00  FL72 Friedman's models, cosmological parameters M.A.
Thr Mar 25 13:15 15:00  FL64 Einstein and de Sitter models, steady-state cosmology M.A.
No lecture on Tuesday, Mar 30
Thr Apr 01 15:15 17:00  FL72 Matter and radiation-dominated expansion M.A.
No lectures till after the Easter break on Tuesday, April 20
Tue Apr 20 13:15 15:00  FL72 Observational tests of the Friedman models G.R.
Thr Apr 22 15:15 17:00  FL64 Recombination, the surface of last scattering G.R.
Tue Apr 27 13:15 15:00  FL72 Nucleosynthesis of elements G.R.
Thr Apr 29 15:15 17:00  FL64 Puzzles and problems: flatness, horizon G.R.
Tue May 04 13:15 15:00  FL72 Inflation G.R.
Thr May 06 15:15 17:00  FL64 Jeans instability G.R.
Tue May 11 13:15 15:00  FL72 Perturbations in Friedman's models, adiabatic and isothermal fluctuations M.A.
Thr May 13 15:15 17:00  FL64 Hot and cold dark matter models, clustering spectra and model predictions M.A.
Tue May 18 13:15 15:00  FL72 Fluctuations in cosmic background radiation, COBE, WMAP G.R.
Places and dates for the exam abd essays presentations will be given later
(about two weeks before the end of the course)

J. E. Gunn, M. S. Longair, M. J. Rees, Observational Cosmology, Saas-Fee Lectures, 1978.
E. W. Kolb & M. S. Turner, The Early Universe, Addison-Wesley, 1990.
J. D. North, The Measure of the Universe, Dover, 1990
J. A. Peacock, Cosmological Physics, Cambridge Univ Press, 1999.
P. J. E. Peebles, Physical Cosmology, Princeton Univ Press, 1971.
P. J. E. Peebles, The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, Princeton Univ Press, 1980.
P. J. E. Peebles, Principles of Physical Cosmology, Princeton Univ Press, 1993.
M. Rowan-Robinson, Cosmology, 3rd edn., Oxford Univ Press, 1996.

Students may suggest their own subjects, here we give a few examples:
Observational evidence of dark matter
Possible forms of dark matter
Gravitational lenses as dark matter probe
Gamma ray bursts
Multidimensional Universe
Anthropic principle
First stars and galaxies
Evidence for decceleration of the Universe expansion

Two weeks before the exam, a list of twenty questions will be given here. Four of these twenty questions will be asked at the exam.