A review of how the understanding of our Universe has evolved
The aim of this set of lectures is a systematic presentation of a 1+3 covariant approach to studying the geometry, dynamics, and observational properties of relativistic cosmological models.
A site dedicated to cosmology, both basic and advanced, maintained by Cambridge university
In this paper, the fundamentals of modern cosmology for an isotropic and homogeneous space-time will be reviewed. Other issues suggesting a more general theory are presented and inflation is introduced as a resolution to this conundrum.
A review of the geometry and density of the universe, with a focus on inflationary models.
This site is intended to help the reader step outside of time and imagine the shape of what is ultimately possible in a timeless universe.
Lecture Notes delivered at the Xth Brazilian School on Cosmology and Gravitation, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, July 29 - August 9, 2002.
Talk presented at COSPAR '02, Houston, Texas, October 2002.
An introduction to particle aspects of cosmology with particular reference to primordial nucleosynthesis, dark matter and baryogenesis is provided. In particular, various scenarios-GUT baryogenesis, electroweak baryogenesis and baryogenesis through leptogenesis are reviewed.
These lecture notes provide an introduction to cosmic inflation. In particular the basic concepts of inflation, generation of density perturbations, and reheating after inflation.