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Cosmology and Large Scale Structure - WS 19/20

Jochen Weller - Teaching

Lecture Notes

Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11

Literature
Ray d'Inverno, "Introducing Einstein's Relativity"
Sean Carroll, "Space-Time and Geometry"
Steven Weinberg, "Gravitation and Cosmology"
Steven Weinberg, "Cosmology"
Malcolm S. Longair, "Galaxy Formation"
Scott Dodelson, "Modern Cosmology"
Daniel Baumann's fantastic Lecture Notes on Cosmology

                                                      

Problem Sheets

Problem Sheet 1 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Problem Sheet 2 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, November, 7, 2019.
Problem Sheet 3 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, November, 14, 2019.
Problem Sheet 4 To be discussed in the Tutorial, Thursday, November, 21, 2019.
Problem Sheet 5 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, November, 28, 2019.
Problem Sheet 6 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, December, 5, 2019.
Problem Sheet 7 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, December, 12, 2019 .
Problem Sheet 8 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, January, 9, 2020.
Problem Sheet 9 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, January, 16, 2020.
Problem Sheet 10 To be discussed in the Tutorials, Thursday, January, 23, 2020.

General Announcements

Further Information on LSF.

Problem Classes: Thursdays, 10:15-11:45 USM Lecture Theatre, 12:15-13:45 USM Seminar Room.
Exam Date: Wednesday, February, 5th, 2020, 11:45-13:45.
Please Register to the course with LSF
Grading:
There will be a mixed system. First there will be an exam at the end of the term. Second there will be a bonus system from the tutorials. From the bonus you can achieve up to 15% in the tutorials. The Bonus system will work the following way: There will be 10 problem sheets. Before the tutorial starts each participant has to state which problem have been done and can be calculated on the board. You will then be given the points for these exercises. The problems will then be presented by a student selected by the tutors. If it turns out the problem was not done properly, there will be no points or only part of the points assigned. If a total points of 8 problem sheets is reached you will get a 15% Bonus. This is then scaled down linearly to 0 points. This means in order to get the full bonus you have to do only 8 problem sheets completely, or more partly. The exam questions in the end will be taken from the problem sheets. This could be full problems or parts of them and slightly modified. However, in order to pass you also have to reach at least 50% in the Exam only. If you reach 95% (Bonus+Exam) you get a 1.0 (or "sehr gut" in German). This also means in principle you can achieve a 1.0 by just writing a very good exam. But you are strongly advised against following this strategy..