Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/M.Markevitch et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.; Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al.

Advanced General Relativity

Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich

WS 2011/12

Th 11:15-13:00, seminar room Phil 19


The lectures are intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics and astronomy with a basic knowledge of general relativity.
The course will cover the advanced topics as outlined in the textbook

"General Relativity" of Wald

Further literature will be provided in the lectures.

Topics:
Methods for solving Einstein's equations, causal structure, singularities, intial value formulation, asymptotic flatness, black holes, spinors, quantum effects in strong gravitational fields