None. This course is designed to complement the Astronomy master´s course Origin and Evolution of the Universe.
The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the observational basis for our modern view of cosmology. Topics that will be covered include:
- Major tests used to establish the age of the universe
- Hubble constant
- Dark matter
- Dark energy
- Baryonic content of the universe
- Matter power spectrum
- The ‘w’ parameter
The primary objectives of this course are for students to learn the general observational techniques and physical principles for making a wide variety of inferences about the current state, evolution, and origin/age of the universe.
Mode of instruction
Blackboard will be used to communicate with students and to share lecture slides, homework assignments, and any extra materials. You must enroll on Blackboard before the first lecture. To have access, you need a student ULCN account.
Observational Cosmology, 2010, Stephen Serjeant (Cambridge University Press)
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