The Big Bang Theory

Stichworte: Urknall, Kosmologie


-Brief description of the observable Universe.

-Expansion as a consequence of homogeneity and isotropy. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and the Hubble law.

-Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, the first three minutes of the Universe. 

-The Cosmic Microwave Background. Its discovery and the study of its anisotropies. 

-The shortcomings of the Big Bang Theory: Isotropy and Flatness. The solution: Inflation. 

-Open questions in Cosmology*: 

1) Baryogenesis
2) Dark Matter
3) Dark Energy

*The time spent here will depend upon the allocated time for the lecture and the audience's level.


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