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**COSMOLOGY**

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:00 (Meyer 425)

Instructor: Roman Scoccimarro

Students will be required to present projects (presentation of a paper in the literature) by the end of the semester, in addition to homework.

** Homework:**
HW1[Feb28],
HW2[Apr09],
HW3[May17]

**Lecture Notes**

Lec01,
Lec02,
Lec03,
Lec04,
Lec05,
Lec06,
Lec07,
Lec08,
Lec09,

Lec10,
Lec11,
Lec12,
Lec13,
Lec14,
Lec15,
Lec16,
Lec17

**Slides Shown in Class**

Slides

**Paper Presentations**

Please remember you have 20 minutes total (15 plus 5 min questions). The schedule is as follows

**Monday 9:30AM, Room 433**

[Roberto] Inflation beyond single field (e.g. Curvaton) (Lyth and Liddle Book, or this or this)

[Patrick] (P)Reheating in Inflation (Mukhanov's book, this or this)

[Cato] The Lyman-alpha forest, see review or Section 2 here for basics. Latest results are here and here

[Yuqian] Probes of Dark Energy: Supernovae Type Ia, see Chapter 3

**Tuesday 9:30AM, Room 425B**

[Luis] f(R) or scalar-tensor theories of modified gravity (e.g. Amendola & Tsujikawa's book, or this)

[Stefano] Dark Energy scalar field models (e.g. Amendola & Tsujikawa's book, or this)

[Jia] Constraints on neutrinos and Neff from Planck

[Victor] Reconstructing the Inflaton potential from Planck

[Yike] Probes of Dark Energy: Weak Lensing, see Chapter 5

**Thursday 9:30AM, Room 433**

[Mohammadjavad] CMB Polarization: E and B modes (Dodelson or Weinberg Book, or this),
WMAP results (see around Fig.33)

[Geoff] Nontrivial single field models and PNG (e.g. k-inflation from Mukhanov's book, see this for discussion of its PNG)

[Chang] Probes of Dark Energy: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, see Chapter 4

[Nitya] Probes of Dark Energy: Cluster Abundance, see Chapter 6

[Kilian] Constraints on large-scale deviations of GR from redshift-space distortions, see this or this.

**Textbooks**

There is no formal textbook that I will follow, although the following can be useful,

Amendola & Tsujikawa, **Dark Energy**, 2010, Cambridge Univ. Press

Liddle & Lyth, **The Primordial Density Perturbation**, 2009, Cambridge Univ. Press

Mukhanov, **Physical Foundations of Cosmology**, 2007, Cambridge Univ. Press

Weinberg, **Cosmology**, 2008, Oxford Univ. Press