8.286 The Early Universe

As taught in: Spring 2004

Figure of a hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates.

A hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates centered on a radiating object. (Figure by Prof. Alan Guth.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Alan Guth

Course Features

Course Description

The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory.