Fermilab Academic Lectures 2005 – 2006
Course 6a

The Smooth Universe · Three Lectures
Scott Dodelson (Fermilab)
April 3 – 10, 2006

The past decade has seen an explosion in the quantity and quality of comsological data. Coincident with this, we have developed a coherent picture of the evolution of the universe, one which relies heavily on physics beyond the Standard Model. These lectures provide an overview of this picture, with an emphasis on the evidence for dark matter, dark energy, and inflation. This evidence comes from observations of distant supernovae, anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, and surveys of the matter distribution in the universe.

Part 1 · Monday, April 3 · Video
Part 2 · Wednesday, April 5 · Video
Part 3 · Monday, April 10 · Video

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