Spring 2014 - Selected Topics in the Theories of Gravity

DateTopicLecture notesExercises
10. February 2014Einstein-Hilbert action of general relativity, derivation of the Einstein equations, matter tensor.lecture01.pdfex01.pdf
13. February 2014Energy conditions, exotic solutions: wormholes, warp drives.lecture02.pdfex02.pdf
20. February 2014Palatini formalism for the derivation of the Einstein equations.lecture03.pdfex03.pdf
27. February 2014Parameterized post-Newtonian (PPN) formalism and parameters, comparison of theories with observations.lecture04.pdfex04.pdf
10. March 2014Killing vectors and spacetime symmetries.lecture05.pdfex05.pdf
13. March 2014Friedmann and de Sitter cosmologies with different matter types.lecture06.pdfex06.pdf
3. April 2014Gravitational waves in modified theories of gravity.lecture07.pdfex07.pdf