Cosmological Perturbations

Location: 
M111
Date: 
Tue, 22/03/2011 - 15:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 
Roy Maartens

Roy Maartens, UWC on Cosmological Perturbations

The very early, hot Universe was almost uniform - so how did the galaxies emerge after billions of years? Perturbation theory is how we understand this process - the origin and evolution of structure. I will give a review of perturbation theory from the ground up at a basic level. I will assume a familiarity with the main features of the Friedmann metric, and with simple tensor calculus. Notes will be available.

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