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### Syllabus of the course: * Observational Cosmology *

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Observational Cosmology, offered by the Department of Physics.

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Code | Φ-336 |
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Type | C |

ECTS | 6 |

Hours | 3 |

Semester | Winter |

Instructor | I. Papadakis |

Program | Monday, 15:00-17:00, Room 2 Tuesday, 11:00-13:00, Room 2 |

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Goal of the course | The course is addressed to third and fourth year students who wish to expend their knowledge in topics of cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. It is recommended that the students have successfully attended the courses Astrophysics I and II (Φ-230, Φ-331) as well as course on Modern Physics (ie Φ-201). |

Syllabus | Elements of the Universe: Mass, radiation, cosmological principle, the expansion of the universe, methods of measurement Cosmological models. The Friedmann equation Relativistic Universe: Density, Omega and deceleration q _{0}. Solving the Friedmannn equationsThe Hubble constant and how to measure it. Measurements of q _{0} and their implication.The cosmological constant, solving the Friedmann equations with Λ > 0. Determining the values of Ω _{0}, Ω_{Λ}, Ω_{Μ}The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and its origin. Anisotropies of the CMB and the measurements of WMAP Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the formation of light elements. The standard model and open problems. |

Bibliography | Liddle, ”An Introduction to Modern Cosmology”, John Wiley & Sons (2003) ”An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology”, edited by M. H. Jones & R. J. A. lambourne, Cambridge University Press (2004). M. Rowan-Robinson, ”Cosmology”, Claredon Press (1996). B. W. Carroll & D. Ostlie, ”An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics”, Addison Wesley (2006) |

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