Site Map
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter YouTube channel
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
1 to 7 June 2014, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal


Primordial Cosmology
Juan Garcia-Bellido

Lecture 1
  1. Shortcomings of the Hot Big Bang Theory
  2. The inflationary Paradigm
  3. Homogeneous Scalar Fields
  4. The slow-roll approximation
  5. Quantum Fluctuations in de Sitter

Lecture 2
  1. Power spectra: density and gravitational waves
  2. Model Building: Starobinsky versus Chaotic Inflation
  3. Predictions of Inflation for CMB and LSS
  4. The quantum to classical transition of fluctuations
  5. Reheating after inflation

Lecture 3
  1. The Hot Big Bang
  2. Preheating and phenomenology
  3. Black Hole production after inflation
  4. Baryogenesis
  5. Primordial Gravitational Waves

Further bibliography: