Advanced Seminar on Relativity and Cosmology14756.5010 (KLIPS / ILIAS)  Winter term 2021/22
This seminar will take place on
Thursdays,
10:00–11:30, Preparatory meeting: Oct 14, 2021 Advanced seminar within the Primary Area of Specialization GRQFT Contact person: Tatevik Vardanyan (3.04 new building ThP) ContentsTopics from the lecture courses on Relativity and Cosmology I and II. The attendance to these courses is required.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. Attention: The seminar on Jan 20 will be given by zoom (at the usual time 10:00). 
Date  Speaker  Topic  Literature 

Oct 14  Preparatory meeting


Nov 4  Nikkin Devaraju  Perihelion/periastron motion of planets and stars  Roseveare, N. T., 1982, Mercury's perihelion from Le Verrier to Einstein (is available in the library under 502/RROS). 
Nov 11  Mauricio Ortiz Torres  Gauge theories of gravity

F. W. Hehl,
in: Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories, Birkhäuser, 2017, pp. 145–169,
arXiv:1204.3672;
T. W. B. Kibble, J. Math. Phys. 2 (1961) 212. 
Nov 18  Javal Gandha  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 25  Prachi Misra  Astrophysical Black Holes

A. C. Fabian and A. N. Lasenby, arXiv:1911.04305. 
Dec 2  Daniel Herrmann  The Shadow of Black Holes

A. Grenzebach, The Shadow of Black Holes, Springer, 2016;
Event Horizon Telescope; The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 875 (2019) L1, arXiv:1906.11238. 
Dec 9  Blanca Hergueta Aragon  Gravitational waves from mergers of compact objects

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration, Annalen der Physik 529 (2017) 1600209,
arXiv:1608.01940;
D. Giulini and C. Kiefer, Gravitationswellen, Springer, 2017; LIGO Scientific Collaboration et al., The Astrophysical Journal Letters 848 (2017) L13 , arXiv:1710.05834. 
Dec 16  Aiswariya Sweety  Thermodynamics of Black Holes

S. Carlip, Black Hole Thermodynamics, arXiv:1410.1486. 
Jan 13, 2022  Sebastian Andreas Hockerts  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. 
Jan 20  Muhammad Iskandar  Models for an anisotropic universe

M. Mac Callum,
in:
General Relativity, An Einstein Centenary Survey, ed. by S. Hawking and W. Israel,
ch. 11; Michael P. Ryan and Lawrence C. Shepley, Homogeneous Relativistic Cosmologies, doi: 10.1515/9781400868568; Jerzy Plebanski and Andrzej Krasinski, An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology, ch. 10, doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511617676.011; Gianluca Calcagni, Classical and Quantum Cosmology, sec. 6.3, doi: 10.1007/9783319411279_6; Robert T. Jantzen, arXiv: grqc/0102035 (only eqs. (2.27) and (2.28)!). 
Jan 27  No seminar


Feb 3  Niek Wielders  The cosmological constant and Dark Energy

S. M. Carroll,
The cosmological constant;
S. Weinberg, Rev. Mod. Phys. 61, 1–23 (1989). 