By the time the semester is over, the students will have an up to date knowledge of the evolving state of affairs in cosmology, of the things we are pretty sure we understand, as well as of the open issues that arguably make cosmology the most exiting area of physics and astronomy. We will make use of the most basic notions of general relativity and elementary particle physics, and we will focus our efforts in understanding the concepts of cosmology, their observational foundation, their range of applicability and their limitations. Beyond the required text "Introduction to Cosmology" by Barbara Ryden, articles from journals such as "Scientific American" and "Science", and specialized astrophysics journals, as well as of cosmology web pages from various institutes and universities.
Instructor: Dr. Markos Georganopoulos
Lectures, time and place: Tuesday and Thursday 08:30-09:45 in PHYS 201
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-11 in my office, PHY 415.
UMBC Office: 1-410-455-8149. Tuesday afternoons also try my NASA/GSFC office: 1-301-286-0993
Prerequisite: Physics 122Required Text:
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