Astroparticle Physics - Material for the year 2019-2020

2019-2020
External Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Subir Sarkar
Course Term: 
Trinity

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

Areas: PT, Astro
8 Lectures
Prerequisites: Quantum Field Theory (MT), General Relativity I (MT)

Course Syllabus: 

* The universe observed
* Relativistic world models
* Reconstructing the thermal history
* Big bang nucleosynthesis
* Dark matter: astrophysical observations
* Dark matter: relic particles
* Dark matter: direct detection
* Dark matter: indirect detection

Reading List: 

“Principles of Physical Cosmology”, P J E Peebles, PUP 1993
"Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale”, Michael Kachelriess, OUP 2016