Observational Cosmology

Introduction: Cosmological principle, metric, redshift, distances, Friedmann models

Radiation Processes: Free-free, synchrotron, and dust emission.

Cosmic Microwave Background:  Standard cosmological model, inflation, temperature power spectrum, reionization. CMB polarization.

The Local Universe: Dark matter, galaxy velocity-luminosity  relation, cluster of galaxies, the SZ effect, baryonic acoustic oscillations, lenses. Lyman break galaxies.

Distant Universe:  evolution of dark matter structures and galaxies.  AGN. Redshift estimators.

Cosmic star formation history: Madau plot. Submillimetric galaxies. Star fomentation rate estimators.

Experiments: Review of FIR/mm-wave surveys. How to design an astronomical instrument.