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COSMOLOGY
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45 (Room 902)
Instructor: Roman Scoccimarro
Grades: Homework (50%), Final Exam (50%)
Office Hours: The day before homework is due, 4-5pm

Course Outline



Slides shown in class



Homework:

HW1[Feb12], HW2[Feb21], HW3[Mar05], HW4[Mar14], HW5[Apr04], HW6[Apr18], HW7[Apr30], HW8[May09]

Transfer Function for HW7



Final exam

Will be on May 15 at 2pm in Room 1045.

Lecture Notes


01 -- FRW
02 -- Acceleration
03 -- Gaussian Fields
04 -- Inflation Basics
05 -- ScalarVectorTensors1
06 -- ScalarVectorTensors2
07 -- Inflationary Fluctuations
08 -- CMB
09 -- CMB Polarization
10 -- Linear PT
11 -- Transfer Function
12 -- Nonlinear PT
13 -- Non-Gaussianity
14 -- Galaxy Bias
15 -- Redshift Space
16 -- Weak Lensing
17 -- Cosmic Shear
18 -- CMB Lensing


Typed Lecture Notes (by Jack Donahue)


1-FRW
2-Acceleration
3-Gaussian Fields
4-Inflation Basics
5-SVT-1


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