Introduction to Observational Cosmology Lecture Series (online)

The lecturer is Dr. Haidar Sheikhahmadi

Center for Space Research, North-West University, South Africa, 

School of Astronomy, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences,  IPM, Tehran, Iran and

Canadian Quantum Research Center, CQRC, British Columbia, Canada

The series is mainly aimed at undergraduate students from exact sciences (Physics, Mathematics, Engineering), but may be useful also to exact science graduates who desire to gain basic knowledge in Observational Cosmology.

The attendance at the lecture series is free, based on previous registration. Participants are encouraged to have a Linux machine available. Registration is opened until March 30th at Gabriela Blaga,


Lecture 1

April 1st 10:30 EET

Fundamentals of cosmology. The Planck data, CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background), CAMB (Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background).  The Linux operating system.

Lecture 2

April 8th 10:30-12:30 EET

Cosmological models. Applications of the Mathematica software.

Lecture 3

April 15th 10:30-12:30 EET

The early and late time Universe. Cosmological observations as tests of the theoretical models.

Lecture 4

April 22nd 10:30-12:30 EET

General relativistic metrics and their properties.