PHYS 598 PPC - Particle Physics of the Early Universe

Spring 2024

Special Topics in PhysicsPHYS598PPC67782LEC41330 - 1450 M W  276 Loomis Laboratory Jessie Shelton

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Particle Physics of the Early Universe Description: This course will introduce the particle physics of the early universe. Beginning with standard Big Bang cosmology, we will discuss the thermal history of the early universe, including nucleosynthesis, baryogenesis, cosmological phase transitions, and dark matter candidates. Some exposure to general relativity and quantum field theory is useful but not required. Prerequisites: PHYS 427; PHYS 487 This section will have distributed attendance. You will receive an email from your instructor with specific attendance instructions.