PHY519 Applications of General Relativity

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer

Simone Balmelli (Irchel, Y36 K32)
Ruxandra Bondarescu (Irchel, Y36 K34)
Davide Fiacconi (Irchel, Y36 L08)

Lecture: Friday 09:45-11:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G4)
Exercises: Friday 11:45-12:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G4)

Lecture Notes

AGR.pdf (PDF, 624 KB)

We are happy if you report any mistakes or typos to Simone.
Variations between the lecture notes and the black board may occur occasionally.

There exist some unofficial lecture notes of 2010 by Felix Hähl on the ETH Lecture Notes Repository.

Material from the General Relativity Lecture

The lecture notes can be found here (PDF, 1 MB).

Additional Material

  • 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