TFYS7006 Cosmology 8 ECTS
Organised by
Theoretical Physics
Person in charge
Iiro Vilja
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
Preceding studies
Recommended:

Learning outcomes

The student understands the structure of the modern cosmological concordance model and is able to perform basic calculations using it. The student is familiar with concepts of cosmic expansion, nucleosynthesis, cosmic inflation, Recombination and photon decoupling, dark matter and energy, and cosmological phase transitions.

Contents

The thermal history of the universe; phase transitions. The concordance model, the universe without inflation, inflation, nucleosynthesis, recombination and decoupling, dark energy and dark matter.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 54 h 0 h
Exercises 20 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

Finnish /English, if needed.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

S. Dodelson: Modern Cosmology (Academic Press); A. Liddle and D. Lyth Cosmological Inflation and Large-Scale Structure (Cambridge).

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
TFYS7006 Cosmology
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules