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2019/2020

Extreme States of Matter

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02ESH Z 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Michal Šumbera (guarantor)
Tutor:
Michal Šumbera (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Lectures will provide basics in states of matter in extreme conditions. It deals with broad spectra of phenomena from electromagnetic plasma through phases of nuclear matter at high temperatures or densities to highly speculative forms of matter that may be responsible for initialy accelerated expansion of the Universe in its early stages (inflation) or for its current acceleration (dark energy). Lectures may also serve as a brief introduction to parts of modern cosmology connected to nuclear and particle physics.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics and subatomic physics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Overview of the problematics

2.Plasma

3.Physics of quark-hadron phase transition

4.Short introduction to modern cosmology

5.Expansion law of the Universe

6.Simple cosmological models

7.Hot Big Bang

8.Phase transitions in early Universe

9.Initial nucleosynthesis and a source of light elements

10.Final stages of stars: compact stars, neutron stars, black holes

11.Dark matter, dark energy

12.Inflational Universe

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Extreme states of matter at micro- and macroscopic scales

Abilities:

Orientation in above mentioned states of matter and their description

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Andrew Liddle: An introduction to modern cosmology, Chichester, UK: Wiley (1998) 129 p..

[2] K. Yagi, T. Hatsuda, Y. Miake: Quark-gluon plasma: From big bang to little bang, Camb. Monogr. Part. Phys. Nucl. Phys. Cosmol.23:1-446,2005 – pouze vybrané kapitoly

Recommended references:

[3] Joseph Silk: The Big Bang, W.H. Freeman &Co., (2001), ISBN-13: 978-0805072563

[4] Viatcheslav Mukhanov: Physical Foundations of Cosmology, Cambridge University Press 2005 – pokročilý text

[5] R. Pasechnik, M. Šumbera: Phenomenological Review on Quark-Gluon Plasma: Concepts vs. Observations,

Universe 3 (2017) no.1,7, (e-Print: arXiv:1611.01533)

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