PHY529 Advanced Topics in General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer

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)



Lecture Notes



Journal club


Journal club


LOSC Event Tutorial

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


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
01.12.2017 Journal club Testing General Relativity with gravitational wave data
08.12.2017 Journal club
15.12.2017 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