Lecturer:  Kimmo Kainulainen  FL220  
Lectures 28 h:  Mo and Wed 1214  FYS2  
Course duration:  12.1.  20.4.  
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Ville Vaskonen 
FL353  
Excercises 28 h:  Fri 1214  FYS5  
Intermediate exam 1,  27.2.15  Wait  
Intermediate exam 2  24.4.15  Wait 
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Cosmology is a science which studies the Universe as a whole and its evolution history. The basic theoretical foundations include the Einstein gravity (geometry) and the theories of atomic, nuclear and particle physics (matter), and their extensions. During the course we will learn about the basics of the expanding FRWcosmology and the physics of the very hot early universe. In particular we will concentrate on the cornerstones of the modern cosmology: the Hubble expansion (or more generally the entire observed expanson history), the cosmic microwave background radiation and the nucleosynthesis of the light elements. We will also discuss the dark matter and dark energy problems, and to their proposed particle physics and astrophysics based solutions. These include the weakly intreracting massive particle scenario (DMproblem) and the effects of inhomogeneities such as weak gravitational lensing (DEproblem). We will also learn the basics o the theory of inflation and the theory of structure formation.
S. Weinberg  Cosmology, Oxford 2007  
V. Mukhanov  Physical Foundations of Cosmology, Cambridge 2005  
E. Kolb ja M.S. Turner  Early Universe, Perseus Publishing 1990  
A.R. Liddle and D. H. Lyth  Cosmological Inflation and LargeScale Structure, Cambridge 2000  
S. Dodelson  Modern Cosmology, Elsevier 2003  
P.J.E. Peebles  Principles of physical cosmology, Princeton University Press, 1993  
M. Roos  Introduction to cosmology, Wiley 1994  
L. Bergström ja A.Goobar  Cosmology and particle astrophysics, Wiley 1999  
S. Carroll  Spacetime and Geometry, Addison Wesley 2004  
C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne ja J.A. Wheeler  Gravitation, Freeman 1973  
H. KurkiSuonio  Luentomonisteet (LaTeX), 19972003 
The new books by Weinberg and Mukhanov look good. Most of these books can be found in the student library. Carroll is an excellent book about General relativity, with some cosmology stuff as well.
Ex. 1  Ex. 2  Ex. 3  Ex. 4  Ex. 5  Ex. 6  Ex. 7  Ex. 8  Ex. 9  Ex. 10  Ex. 11  Ex. 12  Ex. 13  EXAM 
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