Joint Indo-German School And Workshop 2007

Neutrinos in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

12-23 February 2007 - Mumbai, India

Cosmological Aspects of Neutrinos

Sergio Pastor

Course Contents

Introduction: Neutrinos and the History of the Universe
Basics of cosmology: Background evolution
Relic neutrino production and decoupling
Neutrinos and Primordial Nucleosynthesis
Neutrino oscillations in the Early Universe
Massive neutrinos as Dark Matter
Effects of neutrino masses on cosmological observables
Bounds on neutrino masses from CMB, LSS and other data
Bounds on the radiation content (effective number of neutrinos)
Future sensitivities on neutrino masses from cosmology


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Very basic knowledge of the standard cosmological model