Modern astronomical worldviewDate: 10.3.2020, 14:15 - 16:00
Location: Lecture hall TU1, TUAS/Maarintie 8, Otaniemi campus
Learning outcomes of the week
After this week, you should be able to:
- Appreciate the spatial scales of the Universe and name the main components of the standard cosmological theory.
- Explain the meaning of 4-dimensional spacetime and the difference between the classical (Newton) and modern (Einstein) concepts of space and gravity.
the role of the theory of relativity in modern astronomy and cosmology
and describe some of the basic differences between relativity and
"common sense physics".
- Outline the features of the standard cosmological theory ("The Big bang theory").
- Explain the origin of the Cosmic Microwave Background and recognise its role in the recent cosmological advances and discoveries.