PHY511 General Relativity

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer
Assistants:

Yannick Boetzel (Irchel, Y36 K32)
Andreas Schärer (Irchel, Y36 K34)
Kevin Ferreira (ETH, HIT K 22.4)
Fiona Seibold (ETH, HIT K 31.7)

Lecture: Tuesday 14:45-16:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)
Thursday 10:45-12:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)
Exercise classes:

Kevin: Thursday 14.45-16:30 (ETH, HIT F 31.2)
Yannick: Thursday 15:00-17:00 (Irchel, Y36 J33)
Fiona: Friday 12:45-14:30 (ETH, HIT F 13)
Andreas: 
Friday 13:00-15:00 (Irchel, Y36 J33)

Misc:
  • Testat condition: Solve 60% of the exercise sheets (only for UZH students)
  • Hand in of exercises: 
    Kevin, Fiona: Box in K floor or in office
    Yannick, Andreas: During tuesday lecture or in office
  • VVZ UZH
  • VVZ ETH

Additional material

Recommended books

  • S. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry, Pearson, 2003
  • S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, Wiley, 1972
  • N. Straumann, General Relativity with applications to Astrophysics, Springer Verlag, 2004
  • C. Misner, K. Thorne and J. Wheeler, Gravitation, Freeman, 1973
  • R. Wald, General Relativity, Chicago University Press, 1984
  • T. Fliessbach, Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, Spektrum Verlag, 1995
  • B. Schutz, A first course in General Relativity, Cambridge, 1985
  • R. Sachs and H. Wu, General Relativity for mathematicians, Springer Verlag, 1977
  • J. Hartle, Gravity, An introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Addison Wesley, 2002
  • H. Stephani, General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press, 2013