AST4220 – Cosmology I
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Relativistic cosmology: basics of GR, Friedmann's equations, FRW- and de Sitter universes. The early universe: inflation, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, the formation of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Structure formation: evolution of cosmological density perturbations, formation of large-scale structure in the Universe, and fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation.
You will develop an understanding of modern physical cosmology and methods for solving cosmological problems. The course will give you the necessary background for choosing a topic for a master degree thesis in cosmology.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme or comparable.
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme or comparable. AST4210 – Stråling I (discontinued) should be studied simultaneously.
2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of tutorials, each week.
A final written examination will constitute 70% of the final grade. A mid-term test (home or in classroom) will constitute 30% of the final grade. Letter grades (A-F). A number of compulsory home exercises without grading may also be given.
This subject does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examination, see /studier/admin/eksamen/sykdom-utsatt/mn/index.html and http://www.matnat.uio.no/english/studies/examination/repeat.html
If the course is taught in english, written exams will be given in english.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.