87961 - GENERAL RELATIVITY 2

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will acquire advanced notions about black hole solutions and Penrose diagrams, gravitational waves and their polarization and elicity properties. He/she will also master some of their physical applications.

Course contents

Einstein field equations

Black holes

Schwarzschild solutions and its extensions

Penrose diagrams

Reissner-Nordstrom solution

Kerr solution

Gravitational waves

Readings/Bibliography

S. Weinberg : Gravitation and Cosmology, John Wiley & Sons, 1972

R. D'Inverno : Introducing Einstein Relativity, Oxford University Press, 1992

Teaching methods

Lectures

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Balbinot