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280515 VU PM-Astr Galaxy clusters, large-scale structures, cosmology, deepening astronomy (PI) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course starts 08.10.2020.

Depending on the number of participants the course will take place in the seminar room or online. Details will be announced in time before the first lecture.

Thursday 01.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Thursday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 2 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course begins with a description of the homogeneous Universe (expansion, thermal history) and an introduction of the main parameters that characterise the cosmological standard model. Then, we will look at the inhomogeneous matter distribution and study the evolution of large-scale structure in the Universe. The goal of the cosmological part of the lecture course is the mass function of bound structures (dark-matter halos). It will be shown how this depends on the parameters of the cosmological model and how it can be used to constrain the values of the parameters.

In the second part of the course it will be shown how the mass function can be measured through observations of clusters of galaxies. A variety of methods to measure masses of clusters will be looked at (galaxy kinematics, X-ray gas, gravitational lensing) as will be various other properties of these objects.

The course will be held in the form of a lecture with exercises (mostly computational exercises) every two weeks.

Assessment and permitted materials

At the start of each lecture students will briefly summarise the contents of the previous lecture. Open questions and problems of comprehension shall be mentioned openly.

Every other week one hour will be dedicated to exercises, which will be prepared and presented by the students.

If it is possible to hold it in the seminar room there will an exam (closed book, hand-written cheat sheet permitted) at the last date. If this is not possibe an online oral exam will be held.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- 30 points: participation, summary at start of lecture
- 30 points: exercises
- 40 points: final exam

Examination topics

Contents of the lecture course

Reading list

Scriptlike lecture slides. Further literature will be mentioned at the beginning of and during the course.

Association in the course directory

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