Uros Seljak: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. Dr. Uros Seljak
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
Winterthurerstrasse 190
Inst. theor. Physik
8057 Zürich
Telephone044 635 58 13

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0210-12LProseminar Theoretical Physics Information 9 credits2SN. Beisert, M. Christandl, C. Anastasiou, G. Blatter, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractA guided self-study of original papers and of advanced textbooks in theoretical physics. Within the general topic, determined each semester, participants give a presentation on a particular theme.
402-0394-00LTheoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology10 credits3V + 2UU. Seljak
AbstractThis is the second of a two course series which started with "General Relativity" and continues in the spring with "Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology", where the focus will be on applying general relativity to cosmology.
ContentHere is the rough plan of the topics we plan to cover. The actual pace may vary relative to this plan.

Week 1: overview of homogeneous cosmology I: spacetime geometry, redshift, Hubble law, distances
Week 2: overview of homogeneous cosmology I: dynamics of expansion, accelerated expansion, horizons
Week 3: thermal history of the universe and recombination
Week 4: cosmic microwave background anisotropies I: first look
Week 5: creation of matter: baryogenesis
Week 6: creation of nuclei: nucleosynthesis
Week 7: cold dark matter
Week 8: inflation: homogeneous limit
Week 9: relativistic perturbation theory I
Week 10: relativistic perturbation theory II
Week 11: cosmic microwave background anisotropies II: scalar and tensor modes
Week 12: cosmic microwave background anisotropies III: polarization
Week 13: structure formation
Week 14: gravitational lensing
Week 15: inflation and initial perturbations in the universe
LiteratureSuggested textbooks:
primary textbook: S. Weinberg, Cosmology
secondary textbooks: R. Durrer, The cosmic microwave background
V. Mukhanov: Physical Foundations of Cosmology
E. W. Kolb and M. S. Turner: The Early Universe
S. Carroll: An introduction to General Relativity Spacetime and Geometry
N. Straumann: General relativity with applications to astrophysics
S. Dodelson: Modern Cosmology
A. Liddle and D. Lyth: Cosmological Inflation and Large Scale Structure
Prerequisites / Noticeweb site: http://www.itp.uzh.ch/courses/seljak/phy513.html
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits2SC. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, M. Christandl, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, R. Renner, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, D. Wyler
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeTalks in German are also possible.