PHY511 General Relativity

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer
Assistants:

Maria Haney (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Shubhanshu Tiwari (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Adrian Boitier (Irchel, Y36 K32)

Michael Ebersold (Irchel, Y36 K32)

Lukas Fritz (PSI)

Andrea Dei (ETH, HIT K22.4)

Lecture:

Tuesday 14:45-16:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)

Thursday 10:45-12:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)

Exercise classes:

Adrian / Shubhanshu: Thursday 15:45-17:30 (ETH, HIT F 31.1)

Lukas: Friday 12:45-14:30 (ETH, HIT F 13)

Andrea: Friday 12:45-14:30 (ETH, HIT J 51)

Michael: Friday 13:00-14:45 (Irchel, Y36 J 33)

Misc:
Exam Preparation:

Official Q&A Sessions: 13 January 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 at Irchel, Y36 K 08
Please send your questions beforehand until 9 Januay 2020 to Maria

Otherwise arrange yourselves individually with any of the assistants.

Exam:

Date: 20 January 2020, 09:00 - 12:00

Location (TBC): ETH Hönggerberg, HIL G 61

Mode: written exam, 180 minutes

Aid: 10 double-sided A4 pages

Lecture notes

General Relativity (PDF, 1150 KB)

Please report any mistakes or typos to Michael

Additional material

  • 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
  • M. Guidry, Modern General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 2019