8.952 Particle Physics of the Early Universe
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.
8.952 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Guth.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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