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Summer Term 2018

Physics seminar: Touchstones of gravitational physics



Zeit und Ort:

  • Do 14:00-16:00 Uhr, HF

Studienfächer / Studienrichtungen

  • WPF Ph-BA 56789ABCDEF
  • WPF Ph-MA 123456789ABCDEF

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Sign-up is via StudOn, and will be open from Friday Feb. 9 to Thursday Mar. 1 2018. Language is German or English for BSc students, and English for MSc students.


The seminar will touch upon key insights of gravitational physics, in particular:

- Newtons theory of gravitation
- Space-time geometry
- Einstein equations
- Gravitational waves
- Black holes
- Cosmology
- Cosmological constant

Perhaps also some more speculative aspects, such as the Kaluza-Klein mechanism, and Brans-Dicke type theories will be presented. Consideration will be given to the theoretical developments and to their experimental verifications. Both, original publications as well as textbook excerpts, will be used for the preparation of the talks.