Observational Cosmology

Course description Observational Cosmology
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 4303OBCOS
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. R.J. Bouwens
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 3.0
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

None.

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the observational basis for our modern view of cosmology. This course will include a significant discussion of the major tests used to establish the age of the universe; the Hubble constant; the dark matter, dark energy, and baryonic content of the universe; the matter power spectrum; and the ‘w’ parameter. This course is being designed to complement “Origin and Evolution of the Universe.”

Course objectives

The primary objectives of this course are for students to be 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.

Timetable

See MSc schedules

Mode of instruction

Lectures.

Assessment method

Written exam.

Blackboard

No.

Reading list

  • Observational Cosmology, 2010, Stephen Serjeant (Cambridge University Press)

Registration

Via uSis
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Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

Lecturer: Dr. R.J. (Rychard) Bouwens
Assistant: Aayush Saxena, MSc

Remarks

None.

Languages