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260028 VO Field Theory Methods in Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (2017W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 11.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 15.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture aims at discussing topics that are connected with important phenomena in cosmology and/or astroparticle physics, but are rarely covered in Quantum Field Theory and Relativity courses.

Cosmology: action principle, energy-momentum tensor, gauge transformations and perturbation theory in General Relativity; Einstein and Friedmann equations and standard cosmological history; scalar fields in a gravitational background, inflation and inflationary perturbations; tensor modes*, gravitational particle production*;

Astroparticle physics: particle dispersion and decay in media, plasmon decay and stellar energy loss; vacuum stability*, axions*, effective theory of dark matter direct detection**time permitting; some topics may still change

Plan of the course:

I. From Einstein's Equations to Cosmology
II. Standard Cosmology & Shortcomings
III. Inhomogeneous Universe & Origin of Structure
IV. Quantum Fields at Finite Temperature (elements of)
V. Selected Topics*

Lecture notes will be made available here: http://www.hephy.at/bildung/studierendelehre/unterlagen/

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Reasonable familiarity with notions of Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity such as second quantization and tensor calculus.

Examination topics

Presented course material

Reading list

Specialized literature will be given during lectures; general textbooks on field theory and cosmology are
*) Kolb, Turner, "The Early Universe"
*) Weinberg, "Cosmology" & "Gravitation"
*) Peskin, Schroeder

Association in the course directory

MaG 15, MaG 16, MaG 21, MaG 22

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