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06: Cosmology: From the Big Bang to present frontiers

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in englischer Sprache

Lecture One (Friday 20 Aug)
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Carroll: Introduction and Preview
Wald: Pre-Relativity Physics
[Reading: Space, Time, and Gravity, Chapter 1]

Lecture Two (Saturday 21 Aug)
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Wald: Theories of Spacetime — Special Relativity and General Relativity
[Reading: Space, Time, and Gravity, Chapters 2,3]

Lecture Three (Monday 23 Aug)
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Wald: General Relativity Applied to Cosmology — The Expanding Universe
[Reading: Space, Time, and Gravity, Chapter 4]

Lecture Four (Tuesday 24 Aug)
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Carroll: The Basic History and Constituents of Our Universe — Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Early Times
[Reading: Articles by Strauss, and Riess and Turner, from Scientific American]

Lecture Five (Wednesday 25 August)
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Carroll: Lumps and Voids in the Universe — From Large-Scale Structure to Inflation
[Reading: Hu and White article from Scientific American]

Lecture Six (Thursday 26 August)
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Carroll and Wald: Open Discussion and Speculations

Reading List:

For background material on general relativity and an introduction to some of the basic ideas in cosmology (as will be covered in Wald’s lectures) we recommend:
„Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black
Holes“, second edition, by Robert M. Wald, Unversity of Chicago
Press (Chicago, 1992).
For an introduction to some current ideas in cosmology (as will be covered in Carroll’s lectures) we recommend 3 articles in the February, 2004 issue of Scientific American:
„Reading the Blueprints of Creation“ by M. Strauss

Vortragende

Assistant Professor, Physics and EFI, University of Chicago Chair
Professor, Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service, Professor Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, University of Chicago Chair

Dr. Sean M. CARROLL

Assistant Professor, Physics and EFI, University of Chicago

1988 B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University
1993 Ph.D. Astronomy, Harvard University
1993-1996 MIT, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Theoretical Physics
1996-1999 Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, Postdoctoral Member

Dr. Robert M. WALD

Professor, Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service, Professor Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, University of Chicago

1968 A.B. (Summa cum Laude), Columbia University
1968-1971 NSF predoctoral fellow
1972 Ph.D. Physics, Princeton University
1972 (summer), Research Associate, Princeton University
1972-74 CTP Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland
1974-76 Research Associate, University of Chicago
1976 Compton Lecturer, University of Chicago
1976-80 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
1976-1980 Sloan Foundation fellow
since 1983 Editor, Chicago Lectures in Physics, University of Chicago Press.
1984-1987 Editorial Board, Classical and Quantum Gravity.
1980-85 Associate Professor, University of Chicago
1985-2001 Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, University of Chicago
since 1986 Associate, Cosmology Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
1992 Chairman, Scientific Organizing Committee for International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR13), Cordoba, Argentina.
1996 Fellow, American Physical Society
1996 Chairman, Organizing Committee for Symposium on Black Holes and Relativistic Stars, Chicago
1997 Graduate Student Teaching Prize, University of Chicago
 Since 1997 Director, Master s Program in the Physical Sciences, University of Chicago.
1997-1999 Editorial Board, Physical Review D.
1999-2002 Chair-elect, Vice-chair, and Chair of the Topical Group on Gravity (GGR) of the American Physical Society.
2000 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2001 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
since 2002 Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service, Professor Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, University of Chicago

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