##### Winter Semester 2017/18

### Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure

#### When and where

Wednesdays 12:00 - 14:00 c.t. from 18.10.2017 to 9.2.2018, USM, Hörsaal, Scheinerstr. 1#### Lecture notes

**Lecture 1:**18.10.: Overview + The smooth, expanding universe I

**25.10.: The smooth, expanding universe II**

Lecture 2:

Lecture 2:

**8.11.: The smooth, expanding universe III**

Lecture 3:

Lecture 3:

**15.11.: The early universe and inflation I**

Lecture 4:

Lecture 4:

**22.11.: The early universe and inflation II + Thermal history, nucleosynthesis, recombination I**

Lecture 5:

Lecture 5:

**29.11.: Thermal history, nucleosynthesis, recombination II**

Lecture 6:

Lecture 6:

**6.12.: The inhomogeneous universe - perturbations I**

Lecture 7:

Lecture 7:

**13.12.: The inhomogeneous universe - perturbations II**

Lecture 8:

Lecture 8:

**20.12.: The large-scale structure**

Lecture 9:

Lecture 9:

**10.1.: The large-scale structure II**

Lecture 10:

Lecture 10:

**17.1.: The CMB I**

Lecture 11:

Lecture 11:

**24.1.: The CMB II**

Lecture 12:

Lecture 12:

**31.1.: The CMB III**

Lecture 13:

Lecture 13:

**7.2.: No lecture**

Lecture 14:

Lecture 14:

#### Tutorials

**Group 1:**Wednesday, 10:00, USM, Villa seminar room, Scheinerstr. 1 / Laplacestr. 16

**Group 2:**Wednesday, 14:00, USM, Seminarraum, Scheinerstr. 1

#### Exercise sets

(By Nico Hamaus, Matteo Costanzi, Ben Hoyle)**Exercise set 1**

**Issued 25.10. due 8.11.**

**Exercise set 2**

**Issued 8.11. due 15.11.**

**Exercise set 3**

**Issued 15.11. due 22.11.**

**Exercise set 4**

**Issued 22.11. due 29.11.**

**Exercise set 5**

**Issued 29.11. due 6.12.**

**Exercise set 6**

**Issued 6.12. due 13.12.**

**Exercise set 7**

**Issued 13.12. due 20.12.**

**Exercise set 8**

**Issued 4.1. due 10.1.**

**Exercise set 9**

**Issued 10.1. due 17.1.**

#### References

I use the following books and sources:

- S. Dodelson: Modern Cosmology, Academic Press (2003)
- D. Baumann, Lecture Notes, available here: http://cosmology.amsterdam/education/cosmology/
- M. S. Longair: Galaxy Formation, Second Edition, Springer (2008)
- J. A. Peacock: Cosmological Physics. Cambridge University Press (1998)
- E. Kolb and M. Turner, The Early Universe, Addison-Wesley (1990)

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##### Summer Semester 2017

### Essentials of Advanced Astrophysics (Grundlagen der fortgeschrittenen Astrophysik) (Istituzioni di Astrofisica)

#### When and where

Thursdays 14:00 - 15:30 s.t. from 27.4.2017 to 27.7.2017, Schellingstr. 4 - H 537Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 s.t. from 2.5.2017 to 25.7.2017, Schellingstr. 4 - H 537

I teach the first part of the course, while PD Dr. Roberto P. Saglia is in charge of the second part.

#### Lecture notes

(Based on the original by Professor Ralf Bender)**Chapter 1:**Overview & limiting factors, 27.4.2017

**Chapter 2:**The stars: basic observations, 2.5.2017

**Chapter 3:**The interaction of light and matter, 4.5.2017 and 9.5.2017

**Chapter 4:**Stellar structure, 11.5.2017 and 16.5.2017

**Chapter 5:**Stellar evolution, 18.5.2017, 23.5.2017 and 30.5.2017

**Chapter 6:**Interstellar medium, and the formation of stars and planets, 1.6.2017, 6.6.2017

**Chapter 7:**Galaxies

**Chapter 8:**Spiral galaxies

**Chapter 9:**Elliptical galaxies

**Chapter 10:**Dwarf galaxies

**Chapter 11:**Active galaxies

**Chapter 12:**Large-scale structure

**Chapter 13:**The homogeneous universe

**Chapter 14:**Early universe

**Chapter 15:**Structure formation 1

(The schedule could still change if needed.)

If you find any typos or have comments, please let me know.

#### References

I am mostly following this book:- Carroll & Ostlie, An introduction to modern astrophysics, second edition, Pearson, 2007

- Maoz, Astrophysics in a nutshell, Princeton, 2007 (second edition published in 2016: only in this edition will you find the up-to-date, useful, chapter on exoplanets)

For each topic discussed in the course, there are of course more specialised texts that contain useful in-depth information. Books I found useful so far include:

- Rybicki & Lightman, Radiative processes in astrophysics, Wiley, 1979, revised version 2004
- Pradhan & Nahar, Atomic astrophysics and spectroscopy, Cambridge, 2011
- Kippenham & Weigert, Stellar structure and evolution, Springer, 1990, revised version 1994, second edition 2012
- Dopita & Sutherland, Astrophysics of the diffuse universe, Springer, 2003
- Padmanabhan, Theoretical astrophysics (in three volumes), Cambridge, 2001

#### Tutorials

**Group 1:**Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30 Seminar room USM Laplacestr. (after the lecture)

**Group 2:**Wednesday 14:00-15:30 Seminar room USM Laplacestr.

#### Exercise sets

(By Mihael Kodric and Miwa Goto)See here.

##### Winter Semester 2016/17

### Essentials of Advanced Astrophysics (Grundlagen der fortgeschrittenen Astrophysik) (Istituzioni di Astrofisica)

#### When and where

Thursdays 14:00 - 15:30 s.t. from 20.10.2016 to 9.2.2017, Schellingstr. 4 - H 537Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 s.t. from 25.10.2016 to 7.2.2017, Schellingstr. 4 - H 537

I teach the first part of the course, while Professor Jochen Weller is in charge of the second part.

#### Lecture notes

(Based on the original by Professor Ralf Bender)**Chapter 1:**Overview & limiting factors, 20.10.2016

**Chapter 2:**The stars: basic observations, 25.10.2016

**Chapter 3:**The interaction of light and matter, 25.10.2016 and 3.11.2016

**Chapter 4:**Stellar structure, 8.11.2016 and 10.11.2016

**Chapter 5:**Stellar evolution, 15.11.2016, 17.11.2016 and 22.11.2016

**Chapter 6:**Interstellar medium, and the formation of stars and planets, 24.11.2016 and 29.11.2016

(The schedule could still change if needed.)

If you find any typos or have comments, please let me know.

#### References

I am mostly following this book:- Carroll & Ostlie, An introduction to modern astrophysics, second edition, Pearson, 2007

- Maoz, Astrophysics in a nutshell, Princeton, 2007 (second edition published in 2016: only in this edition will you find the up-to-date, useful, chapter on exoplanets)

For each topic discussed in the course, there are of course more specialised texts that contain useful in-depth information. Books I found useful so far include:

- Rybicki & Lightman, Radiative processes in astrophysics, Wiley, 1979, revised version 2004
- Pradhan & Nahar, Atomic astrophysics and spectroscopy, Cambridge, 2011
- Kippenham & Weigert, Stellar structure and evolution, Springer, 1990, revised version 1994, second edition 2012
- Dopita & Sutherland, Astrophysics of the diffuse universe, Springer, 2003
- Padmanabhan, Theoretical astrophysics (in three volumes), Cambridge, 2001

#### Tutorials

**Group 1:**Monday 16:00 to 18:00 in Theresienstr. 27, Room A 027, München.

**Group 2:**Thursday 16:00 to 18:00 in the USM lecture room, Scheinerstr. 1, München.

#### Exercise sets

(By Nico Hamaus and Matteo Costanzi)Problem set 1: Due the week starting 24.10.2016;

Problem set 2: Due 3.11.2016;

Problem set 3: Due 10.11.2016;

Problem set 4: Due 17.11.2016;

Problem set 5: Due 24.11.2016;

Problem set 6: Due 1.12.2016;

Problem set 7: Due 8.12.2016;

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