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Centre for Particle Theory

Cosmology II

8 Lectures Dr Celine Boehm

This graduate course will discuss the latest discoveries in cosmology and how modern observations have shaped our understanding of the Universe (evolution, content, object formation).

Outline of the course

Physics of the Cosmological Microwave Background: theoretical predictions, observations, dependence in cosmological parameters, polarisation, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich
Large-Scale-Structure formation: principles, observations, numerical simulations, Warm Dark Matter versus Cold Dark Matter.

Books for the course

W. Hu, Lecture Notes on CMB Theory (arXiv:0802.3688)
W. Hu, Lectures and Tutorials(CMB Anisotropies and Introduction to CMB)
S. Dodelson, Modern Cosmology (Amsterdam:Academic Press, 2003)