University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 5022.001

Relativity, Cosmology, and the Universe

Session: Fall 2014 (9/02-12/10)
Instructor: Liliya L.R. Williams (e-mail: llrw @
Time: 1430 TTh
Location: Phys 236A

In this course, we will explore the evolution of the Universe from the beginning to the present day, and will cover the standard theory and observations as well as the latest developments in cosmology. Specific topics include: the global geometry and dynamics, inflation, baryogenesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background radiation, gravitational instability and structure formation. The course is intended for graduates and upper-level astronomy and physics undergraduates.

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