8.942 Cosmology

As taught in: Fall 2001

Cold hot dark matter model.

Potential and density for a mixed cold+hot dark matter model with Ωv = 0:2. (Image courtesy Prof. Edmund Bertschinger.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides an overview of astrophysical cosmology with emphasis on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, galaxies and related phenomena at high redshift, and cosmic structure formation. Additional topics include cosmic inflation, nucleosynthesis and baryosynthesis, quasar (QSO) absorption lines, and gamma-ray bursts. Some background in general relativity is assumed.