Cosmic structure formation (22/23)

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMAS004-05
Vaknaam Cosmic structure formation (22/23)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster tweejaarlijks, niet in 2019/2020

Uitgebreide vaknaam Cosmic structure formation (tweejaarlijks 2022/2023)
Omschrijving In the lecture course we will explore the observed large
scale structure of the Universe, the primordial structure
of the Universe imprinted in the Cosmic Microwave Background and our understanding of the formation of structure in the Universe.

Topics that will be covered are, amongst others:
1) observational overview of the large scale distribution of galaxies and the Cosmic Web
2) Galaxy Redshift Surveys: techniques, strategies and catalogues
3) Gravitational Instability theory: linear perturbation theory
4) Cosmic Flows and Dynamics
5) Gravitational Instability theory: going nonlinear. Lagrangian perturbation theory, Zel'dovich formalism, spherical model, homogeneous ellipsoidal model, N-body simulations
6) Initial conditions, Random Field theory, Gaussian fields, power spectrum
7) Fluctuation Modes and Mass Scales: Jeans instability and Jeans mass, Silk damping & mass, primordial sound waves,
Meszaros effect and Cold Dark Matter spectrum, Baryonic acoustic oscillations
8) Origin primordial perturbations: inflation, superhorizon and subhorizon fluctuations,
9) Analysis of Large Scale structure: correlation functions, counts in cells, power spectrum, morphology and topology
10) Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies
11) Hierarchical Clustering: Press-Schechter and Excursion set formalism, Halo model, Biasing
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.A.M. van de Weijgaert
Docent(en) prof. dr. M.A.M. van de Weijgaert
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
(optional) Galaxy Formation Malcolm Longair 9783540734772
(Optional) 'Cosmological Physics' J.Peacock,Cambridge University Press, 1998 0521422701
Entreevoorwaarden Cosmology
Opmerkingen This course is an optional topical course of the Quantum Universe master profile
This course was registered last year with course code STMCSF-12
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Astronomy: Quantum Universe  (Astrophysics Core Courses) - semester I b keuze
MSc Astronomy: Science, Business and Policy  (Astrophysics Core Cours) - semester I b keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester I b
MSc Mathematics and Physics (double degree)  (Optional Courses Quantum Universe (10 ects)) - semester I b keuze
MSc Physics: Quantum Universe  ( Keuzevakken in Astrophysics) - semester I b keuze: AP
MSc Physics: Science, Business and Policy  (Keuzevakken in Quantum Universe) 1 semester I b keuze: QU
Tweejaarlijkse vakken  (Even jaren) - semester I b -