8.952 Particle Physics of the Early Universe


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Basics of general relativity, standard big bang cosmology, thermodynamics of the early universe, cosmic background radiation, primordial nucleosynthesis, basics of the standard model of particle physics, electroweak and QCD phase transition, basics of group theory, grand unified theories, baryon asymmetry, monopoles, cosmic strings, domain walls, axions, inflationary universe, and structure formation.

This class has 8.323, and 8.324 as prerequisites.

8.952 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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