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## Courses Fall Semester 2017

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## Courses Spring Semester 2017

**Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology**

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Lucio Mayer and Prof. Dr. Alexandre Refregier

Summary: This is the second of a two course series which starts with "General Relativity" and continues in the spring with "Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology", where the focus will be on applying general relativity to cosmology as well as developing the modern theory of structure formation in a cold dark matter Universe.

Semester: Spring 2017

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

### Advanced Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Adam Amara

Summary: Statistical methods are increasingly important in modern science. In this course we will build an understanding of statistical methods beyond Bayesian inference. These include information content of experiments through relative entropy and ABC methods for difficult problem when the likelihood cannot be calculated. We will also cover topics which are now commonly used in cosmology.

Semester: Spring 2017

### 2016

## Courses Fall Semester 2016

**Astrophysics I**

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Summary: This introductory course will develop basic concepts in astrophysics as applied to the understanding of the physics of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe.

Semester: Fall 2016

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astrophysics**

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Summary: Statistical methods play a vital role in modern cosmology and astrophysics studies. This course will give an overview of the statistical principles and tools that are used in these fields. Topics covered will include basic probability theory, Bayesian inference, hypothesis testing, sampling and estimators.

Semester: Fall 2016

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

## Courses Spring Semester 2016

**Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology**

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Lucio Mayer and Prof. Dr. Alexandre Refregier

Summary: This is the second of a two course series which starts with "General Relativity" and continues in the spring with "Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology", where the focus will be on applying general relativity to cosmology as well as developing the modern theory of structure formation in a cold dark matter Universe.

Semester: Spring 2016

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

### Advanced Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Lecturer: Dr. Adam Amara

Summary: Statistical methods are increasingly important in modern science. In this course we will build an understanding of statistical methods beyond Bayesian inference. These include information content of experiments through relative entropy and ABC methods for difficult problem when the likelihood cannot be calculated. We will also cover topics which are now commonly used in cosmology.

Semester: Spring 2016

### 2015

## Courses Fall Semester 2015

**Astrophysics I**

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Summary: This introductory course will develop basic concepts in astrophysics as applied to the understanding of the physics of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe.

Semester: Fall 2015

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astrophysics**

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Summary: Statistical methods play a vital role in modern cosmology and astrophysics studies. This course will give an overview of the statistical principles and tools that are used in these fields. Topics covered will include basic probability theory, Bayesian inference, hypothesis testing, sampling and estimators.

Semester: Fall 2015

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

## Courses Spring Semester 2015

**Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology**

Lecturers:

Summary: This is the second of a two course series which starts with "General Relativity" and continues in the spring with "Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology", where the focus will be on applying general relativity to cosmology as well as developing the modern theory of structure formation in a cold dark matter Universe.

Semester: Spring 2015

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Gravitational Lenses of the Dark Universe**

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Summary: Gravitational lensing, first used to test prediction from G. R. that light bends in the presence of a gravitational field, has become an important tool in astronomy. Gravitational lensing effects have been measured from extra-solar planets to galaxy clusters. This represents a dynamic range of 20 orders of magnitude in mass and makes the technique a powerful tool in various astronomical fields.

Semester: Spring 2015

### 2014

## Courses, Fall 2014

**Astrophysics I**

Lecturer:

Summary: This introductory course will develop basic concepts in astrophysics as applied to the understanding of the physics of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe.

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astrophysics**

Lecturer:

Summary: Statistical methods play a vital role in modern cosmology and astrophysics studies. This course will give an overview of the statistical principles and tools that are used in these fields. Topics covered will include basic probability theory, Bayesian inference, hypothesis testing, sampling and estimators.

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

## Courses, Spring 2014

**Cosmological Probes**

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Summary: This course covers the physics of the different cosmological probes (cosmic microwave background, galay clustering, gravitational lensing...) along with their application, combination and use to measure cosmological parameters.

Semester: Spring 2014

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Gravitational Lenses of the Dark Universe**

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Summary: This course will cover the physics of gravitational lensing and present the ways that this technique has been able to shed new light on the scales of planets, stars, galaxies and the large-scale structure of the cosmos.

Semester: Spring 2014

### 2013

## Courses, Fall 2013

**Astrophysics I**

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Semester: Fall 2013

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Statistical Methods in Cosmology and Astronomy**

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Semester: Fall 2013

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

## Courses, Spring 2013

**Cosmological Structure Formation**

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Summary: The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the physics of cosmological structure formation, and highlight current research topics.

Semester: Spring 2013

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

**Gravitational Lenses of the Dark Universe**

Lecturer:

Summary: This course will cover the physics of gravitational lensing and present the ways that this technique has been able to shed new light on the scales of planets, stars, galaxies and the large-scale structure of the cosmos.

Semester: Spring 2013

### 2012

## Courses, Fall 2012

**Cosmological Probes**

Lecturer: r

Summary: This course covers the physics of the different cosmological probes (cosmic microwave background, galay clustering, gravitational lensing...) along with their application, combination and use to measure cosmological parameters.

Semester: Fall 2012

Catalogue / Vorlesungsverzeichnis

## Courses, Spring 2012

**Cosmological Structure Formation**

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Summary: The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the physics of cosmological structure formation, and highlight current research topics.

Semester: Spring 2012