This course is an introduction to modern cosmology. It will cover the theory of relativistic cosmology (Friedman eqns, hot big bang, nucleosynthesis, cosmic background radiation, dark matter and dark energy). Only the basics of structure formation will be covered, these will be treated in detail in the course on Large Scale Structure & Galaxy Formation. Throughout, both the theory and observational tests will be covered.
‘Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure’ by Peter Coles and Francesco Lucchin (2nd edition!)
Form of examination
BSc courses Galaxies and Cosmology (Sterrenstelsels en Kosmologie) and Radiative Processes (Stralingsprocessen). General Relativity is not a prerequisite for this course.
Lecturer: Prof.dr. K.H. (Koenraad) Kuijken
Assistent: Alexander Richings
More information can be found on the course website