Date  Speaker  Topic  Literature 

Oct 7  Preparatory meeting


Oct 21  Alexander Voß  Einstein–Cartan theory

F. W. Hehl, Gauge Theory of Gravity and Spacetime, arXiv:1204.3672 [grqc];
T. W. B. Kibble, Lorentz Invariance and the Gravitational Field, J. Math. Phys. 2, 212 (1961), http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1703702. 
Nov 4  Jan Manousakis  How Einstein found his field equations

J. Norton, in: Einstein and the History of
general relativity,
eds.: D. Howard and J. Stachel (Birkhäuser 1989). 
Nov 11  Heinrich Fröml  The concept of energy in General Relativity

R. Wald, General Relativity (Chicago
1984), Chap. 11.2: Energy;
E. Poisson, A Relativist’s Toolkit, Chap. 4.3. 
Nov 18  Nick Kwidzinski  Exact solutions for gravitational waves

W. Rindler, Relativity, Chap. 13;
Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler, Gravitation, Chap. 35.835.12; J. Bičák, in: Einstein’s field equations and their physical implications, ed. by B. G. Schmidt (Lecture Notes in Physics 540), Chap. 9. 
Nov 25  Laura Köhler  Anisotropic cosmologies

M. Mac Callum, in: General Relativity, An Einstein Centenary Survey, ed. by S. Hawking and W. Israel, Chap. 11. 
Dec 2  Marcel Zimmer  Topology of the Universe  M. LachièzeRey and J.P. Luminet, Cosmic
topology,
Physics Reports 254, 135–214 (1995), arXiv:grqc/9605010v2; J.P. Luminet, The Shape and Topology of the Universe, arXiv:0802.2236. 
Dec 9  Jonathan Ónody  Rotating black holes  J. Hartle, Gravity (AddisonWesley), Chap.
15;
M. Begelman and M. Rees, Gravity’s fatal attraction (2nd ed., Cambridge University Press 2010); P. Townsend, Black Holes, arXiv:grqc/9707012v1. 
Jan 13  Sebastian Schuster  Thermodynamics of black holes

S. Carlip, Black Hole Thermodynamics, arXiv:1410.1486. 
Jan 20  Alessandro Fasse  Naked singularities

T. Harada, Gravitational collapse and naked
singularities,
arXiv:grqc/0407109. 
Jan 27  Kay Herklotz  The problem of the rotating disk  Landau and Lifschitz Vol. II, Chap. 89: The
rotation;
T. Kaluza, Physikalische Zeitschrift 11, 977–978 (1910). 
Further topics and literature
Topic  Literature 

Gravitomagnetism  B. Mashhoon, Gravitoelectromagnetism: A Brief
Review, arXiv:grqc/0311030v2;
C. Kiefer and C. Weber, On the interaction of mesoscopic quantum systems with gravity, Annalen der Physik 14, 253–278 (2005), arXiv:grqc/0408010v2; C. Everitt et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 221101 (2011), arXiv:1105.3456v1; for an English translation of the original Thirring–Lense papers with commentary, see B. Mashhoon, F. W. Hehl, and D. S. Theiss, On the Gravitational Effects of Rotating Masses: The ThirringLense Papers, Gen. Rel. Grav. 16, 711–750 (1984). 
Scalar–tensor theories of gravity  Y. Fujii und K.I. Maeda, The scalar–tensor
theory of gravitation (Cambridge 2003), Chap. 1 to
3;
S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology (Wiley 1972), Chap. 16.4; C. Brans und R. H. Dicke, Physical Review 124, 925–935 (1961). 
Singularity theorems  R. Wald, General Relativity (Chicago
1984), Chap. 9: Singularities;
S. Hawking und R. Penrose, The Nature of Space and Time (Princeton University Press 1996), or the German translation: Raum und Zeit (Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag 2000). 
Pulsars and gravitational waves  M. Kramer et al., Annalen der Physik 15,
34–42 (2006);
I. H. Stairs, Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing. 
The cosmological constant and Dark Energy  S. M. Carroll,
The cosmological constant;
S. Weinberg, Rev. Mod. Phys. 61, 1–23 (1989). 