None. This course is designed to complement the Astronomy master´s course Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Completing this course is very helpful preparation before taking this one.
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.
See Astronomy master schedules
Mode of instruction
Brightspace will be used to communicate with students and to share lecture slides, homework assignments, and any extra materials. You must enroll on Brightspace 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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Lecturer: Dr. R.J. (Rychard) Bouwens
Assistant: Sander Schouws