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This talk is an introduction to modern cosmology. In particular, we will=
look at the Friedmann=E2=80=93Lema=C3=AEtre=E2=80=93Robertson=E2=80=
=93Walker model, sometimes referred to as *Standard Model of modern cosm=
ology*.

The spacetime coordinates for this talk will be announced soon. Notes fo= r this talk will be provided. We will go over the following points:

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- General Relativity: A Quick review/overview
- The Copernican principle, homogeneity, isotropy, the three maximally sy= mmetric spaces and a boring universe
- A more interesting universe, the FLRW metric and the scaling factor
- The Friedmann equations
- The evolution of the scaling factor
- The matter content of our universe and a glimpse at its history

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