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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

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

Dr. Sean M. CARROLL

Assistant Professor, Physics and EFI, University of Chicago

B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University Ph.D. Astronomy, Harvard University MIT, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Theoretical Physics
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Dr. Robert M. WALD

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

A.B. (Summa cum Laude), Columbia University NSF predoctoral fellow Ph.D. Physics, Princeton University (summer), Research Associate, Princeton University -74 CTP Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland -76 Research Associate, University of Chicago Compton Lecturer, University of Chicago -80 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Sloan Foundation fellow Editor, Chicago Lectures in Physics, University of Chicago Press. Editorial Board, Classical and Quantum Gravity. -85 Associate Professor, University of Chicago Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, University of Chicago Associate, Cosmology Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Chairman, Scientific Organizing Committee for International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR13), Cordoba, Argentina. Fellow, American Physical Society Chairman, Organizing Committee for Symposium on Black Holes and Relativistic Stars, Chicago Graduate Student Teaching Prize, University of Chicago Editorial Board, Physical Review D. Chair-elect, Vice-chair, and Chair of the Topical Group on Gravity (GGR) of the American Physical Society. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elected to National Academy of Sciences
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