Cours du Département 2012 : Quantum Origin of the Universe - Lecture 1
Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich et LPTENS - Chaire Blaise Pascal)

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Salle E244 - 24, rue Lhomond - 13h30

Jeudi 27 septembre

I will give a short pedagogical introduction to the modern physical cosmology.
The evolution of the expanding homogeneous universe will be considered including its thermal history, with particular stress of recombination epoch and primordial nucleosynthesis.
The stage of the early cosmic acceleration (cosmic inflation) will be coved in details. In particular, I will derive the perturbation spectrum of primordial quantum fluctuations, which are generated on inflationary stage and compare the predictions of the theory with the recent measurements of the temperature fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Salle E244 - 24, rue Lhomond - 13h30