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Gravitation and Cosmology

Code: 205096
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Maro Cvitan - Lectures
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Maro Cvitan - Exercises
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course is an introduction to modern cosmology, covering theory and providing connections with observational tests.

0 - Introduction: cosmological principle, homogeneity and isotropy, FLRW. Recap of GR (curvatures, geodesics, real and comoving distance, EM tensors and Bianchi identity), DeSitter spaces and FRW with k=0,+-1

1 - FRW equations and solutions (with k=0), Perfect fluid EMT, conservation, Density and scale evolution for matter, radiation, CC, general fluid. Thermal history (epochs, equality, etc), Notions of critical density and acceleration

2 - Cosmic horizons (particle and event horizons), Flatness problem, Luminosity distance, angular distance (Supernovae type I), Cosmological constant (problem of vacuum energy), Effect of CC on the age of the universe

3 - Dark matter for background and perturbation evolution (Jeans and clustering). Perturbations and structure: LSS, CMB (possibly some details, power spectrum)

4 - Problems related to dark matter (galaxies, clusters, simulations, DM candidates, detection), Problem of flatness & homogeneity: concept of inflation
  1. Mukhanov V., Physical foundations of cosmology (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
  2. Kolb E.W., Turner M.S. The early universe (Addison Wesley 1988)
  3. Dodelson S., Modern Cosmology, (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2003)
  4. Weinberg S., Cosmology (Oxford University Press, 2008)
1. semester
Fizika elementarnih čestica - Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Elementary particle physics
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