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136.028 Black Holes I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Black holes have advanced to the forefront of current research in various disciplines: besides the obvious ones, general relativity, mathematical physics and astrophysics, also string theory, quantum chromodynamics, cosmology, computational physics, quantum gravity and even part of condensed matter physics devote a signi cant fraction of their resources to the study of black holes. It is thus both a fascinating and timely subject to investigate. The main purpose of this lecture is a comprehensive introduction to black hole physics.

Subject of course

History of black holes Phenomenology of and experiments with black holes Gravitational collapse and Chandrasekhar limit Metric and geodesic equation Geodesics for Schwarzschild black holes Curvature and basics of differential geometry Hilbert action and Einstein equations Spherically symmetric black holes and Birkhoff theorem Rotating black holes: the Kerr solution Geodesics for Kerr black holes Accretion disks and black hole observations Black hole analogs in condensed matter physics Critial collapse, quasinormal modes and numerical relativity

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue09:00 - 11:0003.10.2017 - 23.01.2018Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Black Holes I - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue03.10.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue10.10.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue17.10.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue24.10.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue31.10.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue07.11.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue14.11.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue21.11.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue28.11.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue05.12.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue12.12.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue19.12.201709:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue09.01.201809:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue16.01.201809:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture
Tue23.01.201809:00 - 11:00Sem.R. DB gelb 03 lecture

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

S. Carroll Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity

Further literature will be mentioned during the first lecture on October 10.

Previous knowledge

good knowledge of special relativity is required basic knowledge of general relativity is helpful, but not required no prior knowledge of astrophysics, particle physics or cosmology is required

Miscellaneous

Language

English