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Course: Experimental Cosmology

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/EXKO

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. Jan Řídký, DrSc.'

Annotation: The aim of the course is to provide the introduction to cosmology, especially stressing the currently used experimental methods.

Course review:
- Fridman models of the Universe, Hubble redshift, theory of Big Bang, its motivation and historic alternatives. - Primordial nucleosynthesis. - Inflation theory. - Current model of the universe and the role of the cosmological constant. - Dark matter and dark energy, their role in the Universe. - The modern methods of the determination of cosmological parameters. - Sky surveys - the large-scale structure of the universe, baryon accoustic oscillations, weak gravitational lensing (cosmic shear), supernovae of type Ia. - Microwave radiation and analysis of its power spectrum. - Simulations of the evolution of the universe. - Mutual benefits of cosmology and particle physics.