Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 4433: Introduction to Cosmology

InstructorsRachel Bean
Credit Hours4
Cross-listed with

PHYS 4433


Math/Calculus at 2000 level, physics at 3000 level OR permission of the instructor.

Typically OfferedSpring

An introduction to theoretical and observational cosmology aimed at interested science and engineering majors.  Topics include an introduction to general relativity as applied to the cosmos; the cosmic expansion history and how it relates to the nature of matter in the universe; processes in the early universe; how galaxies and clusters of galaxies form; current and prospective cosmological surveys of galaxies, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background.  The material is at a less technial level than the graduate cosmology course Astro. 6599.