Physical Cosmology

Prof. Wolfgang Hillebrandt

Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

Lecture at the TU München
Winter Semester 2011/2012

( http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/lectures/PhysCos_WS11)


Table of Contents

1. Phenomenological Cosmology (distribution of energy and matter; cosmic evolution)
related PowerPoint presentation by W.Hillebrandt (22.7 MByte)

2. Relativistic Cosmology (cosmological theory and models)
related PDF file by Jutta Kunz (Univ. Oldenburg) (22.2 MByte)

3. Classical Tests (background radiation; cosmological parameters; primordial nucleosynthesis)
related PowerPoint presentation by W.Hillebrandt (22.7 MByte)

4. The Early Universe (development of asymmetries; inflation)
related PDF file by Jutta Kunz (Univ. Oldenburg) (22.2 MByte)

5. Structure Formation and Evolution of Galaxies
related PowerPoint presentation by W.Hillebrandt (22.7 MByte)


Literature

Introductory
A.Liddle: "An Introduction to Modern Cosmology", 2nd ed., Wiley 2004
Bergström & Goobar: "Cosmology and Particle Physics", 2nd ed., Springer 2004
S. Weinberg: "Cosmology", Oxford University Press 2008

"Classical" Text Books
J.Peacock: "Cosmological Physics", Cambridge Univ. Press 1999
P.J.E.Peebles: "Principles of Physical Cosmology", Princeton Univ. Press 1993

General Relativity and Cosmology
S.Weinberg: "Gravitation and Cosmology", Wiley 1972
S.Carroll: "Spacetime and Geometry", Addison Wesley 2004

Early Universe
Kolb & Turner: "The Early Universe", Addison Wesley 1990




Wolfgang Hillebrandt / wfh at mpa-garching.mpg.de / 26. October 2011