At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 5.3, 7.3.
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :
Lectures start from the following tree :
- The observed Universe
- Cosmological principle and kinematics
- Dynamics of Friedmann-Lemaître space-times
- Thermal history of the Universe
- Kinetic theory in curved space-time
- Freeze-out of interactions and relics
- Big-Bang nucleosynthesis
- Predicting the abundance of light elements
- Yet another evidence for dark matter
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Teaching activities are alternating between traditional lecturing and guided learning. Calculations are detailed on the black board, in interacting style, while multimedia support is provided for numerical and data analysis results.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Evaluation is based on a 2 hours long written exam that is focused on solving typical problems in homogeneous cosmology with some amount of guidance. The problems require to be able to extend the techniques presented in the teaching unit to original and new questions, as well as abilities to correctly perform basic calculations in general relativity.
- “Fundamentals of Cosmology”, Rich.
- “Primordial Cosmology”, premiers chapitres, Peter & Uzan.
- “The Early Universe”, Kolb & Turner.
- “Principles of Physical Cosmology”, premiers chapitres, Peebles.
- “A First Course in General Relativity”, Schutz.