COSMOLOGY 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:15 (Meyer 433)
Instructor: Roman Scoccimarro

This is an "advanced" cosmology class.
Knowledge of basics of isotropic and homogeneous cosmology and linear perturbations (as given in previous course) will be assumed.
Students will be required to present projects by the end of the semester.

Misner, Thorne and Wheeler, Gravitation, 1973, Freeman

Padmanabhan, Structure Formation in the Universe, 1993,
Cambridge Univ. Press

Peebles, The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, 1980,
Princeton Univ. Press

Peebles, Principles of Physical Cosmology, 1993,
Princeton Univ. Press

Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity, 1985, Cambridge University Press

Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, 1972, Wiley

Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, 2003,
Princeton Univ. Press

Course Outline

Generation of Primordial Fluctuations
- Review of General Relativity
- Inflation, Relativistic Perturbation Theory

Acceleration of the Universe
- Observational Evidence
- Dark Energy, Models
- Modifications of Gravity

From Dark Matter to Galaxies
- Non-linear evolution: perturbation theory
- PS and EPS formalisms
- Dark Matter Halos
- The Halo Model: Galaxy Occupation Numbers