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Observational Cosmology

Course
2012-2013

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the observational basis for our modern view of cosmology. This course will include a significant discussion of the major tests used to establish the age of the universe; the Hubble constant; the dark matter, dark energy, and baryonic content of the universe; the matter power spectrum; and the ‘w’ parameter. This course is being designed to complement “Origin and Evolution of the Universe.”

Programme form

Lectures

Literature

Schedule

Astronomy Schedule

Examination

Written exam

Prerequisites

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Lecturer: Dr. R.J. (Rychard) Bouwens
Assistant: MSc M.L. (Monica) Turner