Spring 2011

Cosmology

Listed in: Astronomy, as ASTR-26

Faculty

Fulvio Melia (Section 01)

Description

(ASTFC) Cosmological models and the relationship between models and observable parameters. Topics in current astronomy which bear upon cosmological problems, including background electromagnetic radiation, nucleosynthesis, dating methods, determination of the mean density of the universe and the Hubble constant, and tests of gravitational theories. Discussion of some questions concerning the foundations of cosmology and speculations concerning its future as a science.

Requisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of some physical science; no Astronomy requisite. Spring semester. Professor Melia.

Offerings

2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011