Cosmology

Instructor of Record: Prof. Dr. Marcus Brüggen

When? Mo 16.00-17.30, Tu 12:30-13:15 Examples Class Tue 13.15-14.00

Where? Apl. Phys. and SemRm6

Assessment:
grade is based on (i) a single one-hour written exam held at the end of the course (100%) and (ii) homework (pass/fail per sheet) (20%). Full marks can be achieved with the exam. The homework can yield up to 20% bonus points.

Summary:
This course gives an elementary introduction to the theoretical and observational foundations of modern cosmology. It covers the various strands of evidence for our current cosmological model and our understanding of how structure formed in the universe. Much of the material will be presented on a blackboard which means that attendance is strongly recommended. The lecture will be held in English. There will be an emphasis on solving problems and the course will conclude with a written exam.

Books:   
A. Liddle: Introduction to Modern Cosmology
             P. Schneider: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction
 
Lecture Notes (excerpt):
 
 
 
Problem sheets


   
Problem sheet 1  due 25.10.2016

    Problem sheet 2  due 1.11.2016

    Problem sheet 3  due 8.11.2016             Solutions to Problem sheet 3

    Problem sheet 4  due 15.11.2016

    Problem Sheet 5  due 29.11.2016

    Problem sheet 6  due 6.12.2016
 
    Problem Sheet 7 due 13.12.2016
 
    Problem Sheet 8 due 17.1.2017