Astroparticle Physics - Material for the year 2020-2021

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2020-2021
External Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Subir Sarkar
Course Term: 
Hilary

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

Areas: PT, Astro
8 Lectures
Prerequisites: Background in Quantum Field Theory (MT), General Relativity I (MT) helpful but not essential!
Homework deadline is Thursday week 8, 12 noon.
Link to homework submission, Prof Subir Sarkar is marking your work: https://cloud.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.php/s/qq7tXtC2KPHK5dD

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
“An Introduction To Particle Dark Matter”, S. Profumo, World-Scientific 2017