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**COSMOLOGY**

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-10:45 (Meyer 333)

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[Feb13],
HW2[Mar20],
HW3[May11]

**Lecture Notes**

1-FRW

2-Acceleration

3-GaussianFields

4-Likelihood

5-InflationBasics

6-SVT1

7-SVT2

8-InflationFluct

9-InflationModels

10-PrimordialNG

11-WeakLensing

12-CosmicShear

13-CMB

14-LinearPT below Hubble

15-Transfer

16-PT

17-Bispectrum

18-Bias

19-RSD

**Paper Presentations - May 10 @9:30, B726 Building - 902 conference room **

Please remember you have 20 minutes total (15 plus 5 min questions).

9:30 Po-Jen Wang: (P)Reheating in Inflation (Mukhanov's book, this or this)

9:50 Guzman Hernandez: Nontrivial single field models and Primordial Non-Gaussianity (e.g. k-inflation from Mukhanov's book, see this for discussion of its PNG)

10:10 Cristina Mondino: Constraints on cosmological parameters from Planck, see also this

10:30 Christina Caragine: Reconstructing the Inflaton potential from Planck

10:50 Daniel Older: CMB Polarization constraint on tensor modes (gravitational waves) E and B modes (Dodelson or Weinberg Book, or this),
WMAP results (see around Fig.33) and Planck results

** Break **

11:30 Jason Cao: Probes of Dark Energy: Weak Lensing, see Chapter 5

11:50 Fang-Yi Chu: Probes of Dark Energy: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, see Chapter 4, also results from BOSS

12:10 Quynh Nguyen: Probes of Dark Energy: Cluster Abundance, see Chapter 6

12:30 Yiyang Wu: Probes of Dark Energy: Supernovae Type Ia, see Chapter 3

12:50 Dou Liu: Dark Energy scalar field models (e.g. Amendola & Tsujikawa's book, or this)

1:10 Digvijay Wadekar: Constraints on large-scale deviations of GR from redshift-space distortions, see e.g. 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

Mo, van den Bosch & White, ** Galaxy Formation and Evolution**, 2010, Cambridge Univ. Press

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

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