Advanced Seminar on Relativity and Cosmology53403  Winter term 2016/17Tuesdays, 10:0011:30, seminar room 0.1 (new theory building) Preparatory meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2016Advanced seminar within the Primary Area of Specialization GRQFT Contact person: Branislav Nikolic ContentsTopics from the lecture courses on Relativity and Cosmology I and II.It is recommended to give a blackboard talk. But you can, of course, use the projector to show graphs and images. The talk time should not exceed 60 minutes in order to allow for questions and discussions. 
Date  Speaker  Topic  Literature 

Oct 18  Preparatory meeting


Nov 8  Anirudh Gundhi, Julius Strake  Topological censorship

K. Schleich and D. M. Witt, Topological Censorship, https://arxiv.org/abs/grqc/9903061; 
Nov 22  Christina Kaliofoti, Daniel Kruti  Gravitational waves: direct detection

LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaborations, The basic physics of the binary black hole merger GW150914,
https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.01940;
D. Giulini and C. Kiefer, Gravitationswellen 
Nov 29  Daniel Kruti, Christina Kaliofoti  Gravitational waves: indirect detection

M. Kramer et al., Annalen der Physik 15,
34–42 (2006);
I. H. Stairs, Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing. D. Giulini and C. Kiefer, Gravitationswellen 
Dec 6  David Wichmann  The Weyl tensor

H.J. Schmidt, Gravitoelectromagnetism and other decompositions of the Riemann tensor;
A. Garcia et al., The Cotton tensor in Riemannian spacetimes,Class.Quant.Grav. 21 (2004) 10991118, arXiv:grqc/0309008; J. M. Thomas, Conformal Correspondence of Riemannian Spaces, PNAS 11 (5) 1925, pp. 257–259.; J. M. Thomas, Conformal Invariants, PNAS 12 (6) 1926, pp. 389–393.; 
Dec 13  Alexander Hermanns, Tizian Müller  Einstein hole problem

Einstein hole problem: J. Stachel, Einstein's Search for General Covariance, 19121915, in: Einstein and the History of General Relativity, ed. by D. Howard and J. Stachel (Birkhäuser, Boston, 1989), S. 63100. 
Dec 20  Galib Hassan  EinsteinCartan 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. 
Jan 10  YiFan Wang, Sebastian Arenas, Tim Schmitz  Thermodynamics of Black Holes

S. Carlip, Black Hole Thermodynamics, arXiv:1410.1486. 
Jan 17  Sepide, Ali Akpinar  Kerr Black Hole

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 24  Christian Riesop  Newtonian limit

J. B. Hartle, Gravity, Chapter 3 and Chapter 21 
Jan 31  Jorgi  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:1105.3456 [grqc]; 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). 
Feb 7  Lucas Kiefer  The inflationary universe

V. Mukhanov, Inflation: Homogeneous Limit,
arXiv:astroph/0511570; D. Baumann, TASI Lectures on Inflation, arXiv:0907.5424, lectures 2 and 3. 