Notes on General Relativity and Cosmology

 (updated 8/30/04)

NOTE: These are supplementary notes, you will still need to read your text book.
Caution, I've used symbol font in a few places- if your browser does not do symbol font these letters will show up as roman letters. I've tried to avoid this as much as I could.

What do we observer?

What is the current model (called the Benchmark Universe) of how the universe is constructed?

How do the observations support the current model?

Evidence for Einstein's equations:

Evidence for the hot big bang:

Evidence for inflation:

Evidence for 'dark matter':

Evidence the universe is accelerating and there is 'dark energy':

Physics at IUS:
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