Preparatory reading
The participants are strongly encouraged to read the following articles as an introduction to the subjects taught at the school.
General Cosmology

Advanced topics in cosmology: A pedagogical introduction, T. Padmanabhan, 2006
 Cosmology today: A brief introduction J. Cervantes and G. Smoot, 2011
Perturbation theory basics
 Comments on gaugeinvariance in cosmology , K. A. Malik, D. R. Matravers, 2013
 Gaugeinvariant cosmological perturbations, J. M. Bardeen, 1980
Cosmic Microwave Background
 Lecture Notes on CMB Theory: From Nucleosynthesis to Recombination, W. Hu, 2008
 Lecture notes on the physics of cosmic microwave background anisotropies, A. Challinor, 2009
 A CMB Polarization Primer, W. Hu, 1997 (specifically for CMB Polarization)
Lecture materials
Here are listed both references of literature followed by lecturers and the Slides of electronic presentations.
Cosmological perturbation theory
 Homework from the course.
Cosmic Microwave Background
 Python notebook in order to use CLASS
Large scale structure
The slides from the course:
Xpand
The Mathematica file for the xPand course can be downloaded from here.
Coursework
The asignments from lecturers are as follows:
Alejandro Avilés and Juan Carlos Hidalgo
The solutions will have to be emailed to ptschool@icf.unam.mx by Thursday 11th of August. The student with the highest grade will be invited to take part in the School of Numerical Simulations in Cosmology, to take part this October in Mexico City, and will acknowledged in the annals of history of Mexican cosmology… (!)
Software
The following software will be used during the courses. We strongly recommend that the students install these programs beforehand.
 Mathematica
 xAct (Free and supported by all systems)
 xPand (Free package, not included with xAct but runs within it)