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CODE 109119
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/05
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is focused on understanding the physical processes responsible for the formation and evolution of cosmic structures.

The aim of the course is to give students a working knowledge of modern cosmology.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course a student will be able to understand and perform analytical and numerical calculations that are routinely used in cosmology research. These include: calculations in cosmological perturbation theory to linear and non-linear order; compute power spectra for the CMB and galaxy distribution for different cosmological models.

 

TEACHING METHODS

The course is given by means of lectures that include:

- blackboard lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Cosmological perturbation theory

- Statistical properties of cosmological perturbations

- Inflation and generation of perturbations

- CMB anisotropies

- Thermalization and CMB spectral distortions

- Non-linear growth of structures and dark matter distribution

- N-body simulations

- Bias and galaxy distribution

- Weak gravitational lensing

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Modern Cosmology, Scott Dodelson, Fabian Schmidt, second edition

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO RAVERI (President)

SILVANO TOSI

ENZO FRANCO BRANCHINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Presentation.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
30/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
20/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento