Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago

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Cosmic Microwave Background

Astro 448
MF 1:30-2:50 ERC 583

This course will have be composed of 2 parts. The first half will be lecture based with the goal of estabilishing a common denominator. The second half will be more research based.

Requirement for this course is a final project to be presented in class. Prerequisite for the course is graduate level cosmology and general relativity.

Lecture Notes

Fellows' Lectures

Students' Lectures

  • The H0 Tension Taylor Hoyt
  • Effect of Modified Gravity on CMB Meng-Xiang Lin
  • How to Compute Primordial Non-Gaussianities Sam Passaglia
  • Making Next Generation CMB Detectors Amy Tang
  • Bayesian Statistics and the CMB Dimitrios Tanoglidis