8.286 The Early Universe

Spring 2004

Figure of a hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates.
A hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates centered on a radiating object. (Figure by Prof. Alan Guth.)

Course Highlights

This course features assignments and study materials.

Course Description

The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Alan Guth

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate