Relativity and Cosmology II

14756.2003  |  Summer term 2018

Prof. Dr. Claus Kiefer

Mondays 16:00-17:30 (seminar room old building), and Thursdays 10:00-11.30 (seminar room 0.03 new building)

Start: April 9, 2018

Master core course within the Primary Area of Specialization GR-QFT

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Black hole concept drawing

Exercise classes

Start: April 19


Branislav Nikolic (office: 3.04 new building TP) and Nick Kwidzinski (office: 2.02 new building TP)

Time and place:   

Exercise class I:
Thursday, 14:00-15:30, in Room 0.01 in the new building TP

Exercise class II:
Thursday, 16:00-17:30, in Room 0.01 in the new building TP

Exercise sheets

New exercise sheets will be released each Wednesday before noon and can be downloaded below.
A limited amount of copies will also be put in the respective shelf next to the entrance of the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
The solutions to the exercises have to be handed in one week later during the exercise class by each student individually.
The exercises are usually discussed one week after the respective deadline.

   No. Release Deadline Discussion Remark
   Exercise sheet 1 April 12 April 19 April 26
   Exercise sheet 2 April 19 April 26 May 3
   Exercise sheet 3 April 26 May 3 May 17 Updated!
   Exercise sheet 4 May 3 May 14 (lecture course) May 17
   Exercise sheet 5 May 17 June 4 (lecture course) June 7
   Exercise sheet 6 May 30 June 7 June 14
   Exercise sheet 7 June 7 June 14 June 21
   Exercise sheet 8 June 14 June 21 June 28
   Exercise sheet 9 June 21 June 28 July 5
   Exercise sheet 10 June 28 July 5 July 12
   Exercise sheet 11 July 5 July 12 July 19 Last exercise sheet

Criteria for passing the course

  • Active participation in the exercise class, i.e. presenting a solution to an exercise at least twice.
  • At least 50 % of the credit points from the exercises.


Further reading

Contents of the lecture
  • Differential geometry II: Modern formulation
  • Relativistic stars and black holes
  • Foundations of Cosmology
  • The Early Universe
  • Quantum Theory and Gravity

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