PHY529 Advanced Topics in General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer
Assistants:

Yannick Boetzel (Irchel, Y36 K32)
Maria Haney (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Lecture: Friday 13:00-14:45 (Irchel, Y16-G-05)
Exercises classes: Friday 15:00-15:45 (Irchel, Y16-G-05)
Misc:

VVZ UZH

VVZ ETH

Lecture Notes

Exercises

06.10.2017

Journal club

13.10.2017

Journal club

20.10.2017

LOSC Event Tutorial

Download the tutorial and prepare your python environment if you want to follow along

27.10.2017

Journal club

03.11.2017 Exercise class Exercise 1 (PDF, 85 KB)
10.11.2017 Exercise class Solution 1 (PDF, 129 KB)
17.11.2017 Physics Colloquium
24.11.2017 Journal club

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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