Astro 6

Cosmology: Our Changing Concepts of the Universe

Winter 2017


Introduction

Cosmology is the study of the large-scale properties of the universe. In this class, we will consider such important questions as: What is the origin of the universe? What is the fate of the universe? What is the universe made of? How large is the universe? What is its shape? What are the origin and evolution of all the structure we see around us in the universe today? We will discuss the ways in which astronomers and physicists try to address these questions, and develop an understanding of cosmology for ourselves.


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