Advanced General Relativity & Black Holes

Overview

MAM4001W - ADVANCED GENERAL RELATIVITY COSMOLOGY AND
BLACK HOLES

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
MODULE 1: BLACK HOLES

Black holes are about the most facinating objects in the universe. Yet, with all the complicated physics that goes into their formation through stellar collapse, they remain some of the most simple systems in the universe. In fact they offer one of the best laboratories for the study of quantum gravity!

This course is a basic introduction to the subject of stellar collapse, black holes and some of their thermodynamic properties. The course will conclude with a detailed study of Hawking radiation, black hole entropy and (if time permits) black hole microscopy.

INSTRUCTORS:
Dr Jeff Murugan and
Dr Chris Clarkson

OFFICE:
M324

OFFICE HOURS:
By appt. (send me an e-mail)

CONTACT:
jeff@nassp.uct.ac.za
chris.clarkson@uct.ac.za

MODULE 2: COSMOLOGY

To be announced.

MEETING TIMES:
(Cosmology) Monday, 1pm in M216
(Black Holes) Tuesday, 1pm in M216

TUTORIALS:
TBA

EXERCISE SHEETS

COURSE TEXT:
Lecture notes handed in in class

RESOURCES
Here you will find an excellent collection of resources on General Relativity, Cosmology and Black Holes.

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