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
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
Observational Cosmology, 2010, Stephen Serjeant (Cambridge University Press)
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