The CMB and Cosmology
A very rough roadmap of the course.
- A General Intro to CMB Anisotropies
- Heuristic Intro to Acoustic Peaks
- Tight coupling approximation
- Driving effects / CMB & Dark matter
- Damping effects
- Polarization Description
- Acoustic Polarization
- Formal linear perturbation theory
- Inflation, Slow Roll and Tensors
- Formal CMB theory
- Mechanics of CMBFast
- Gravitational Secondaries: ISW & Lensing
- Data pipeline, challenges.