Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 6599: Cosmology

Credit Hours4
Cross-listed with

PHYS 6599


Statistical physics, quantum mechanics, and electromagnetic theory courses.

Typically OfferedFall

Intended to provide a detailed theoretical development of current ideas in cosmology. Topics include Big Bang cosmology and universe’s matter content; a cosmological chronology very early universe, symmetry breaking, inflationary scenarios, nucleosynthesis, recombination, growth of irregularities, galaxy formation and clustering, dark energy; current and future cosmological observational approaches.