Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
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

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.


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


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


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
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules