LOG#109. Basic Cosmology (IV).

Today, a new post in this fascinating Cosmology thread… The Big Bang Nucleosynthesis in a nutshell When the Universe was young, about , the following events happen 1st. Some particles remained in thermodynamical equilibrium with the primordial plasma (photons, positrons … Continue reading

LOG#108. Basic Cosmology (III).

The current Universe has evolved since its early phase of thermal equilibrium until the present state. The departure from thermal equilibrium in the early Universe made a fossil record we can observe at current time! There are some easy rules … Continue reading

LOG#107. Basic Cosmology (II).

Evolution of the Universe: the scale factor The Universe expands, and its expansion rate is given by the Hubble parameter (not constant in general!) Remark  (I): The Hubble “parameter” is “constant” at the present value (or a given time/cosmological age), … Continue reading

LOG#106. Basic Cosmology (I).

The next thread is devoted to Cosmology. I will intend to be clear and simple about equations and principles of current Cosmology with a General Relativity background. First of all…I will review the basic concepts of natural units I am … Continue reading

LOG#105. Einstein’s equations.

In 1905,  one of Einstein’s achievements was to establish the theory of Special Relativity from 2 single postulates and correctly deduce their physical consequences (some of them time later).  The essence of Special Relativity, as we have seen, is that  … Continue reading