Gravity and superstrings 1

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
This is a course on advanced topics in general relativity, like the physics of black holes or advanced cosmology (in particular the theory of inflation).
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to have the following skills:
1. Profound knowledge of the physics of black holes, in particular of the thermodynamics of black holes
2. Knowledge in advanced cosmology, knows the problems of the cosmological standard model and the physics of inflation
3. Knows what a Chern-Simons gauge theory is and how gravity in three dimensions can be formulated as a Chern-Simons theory.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Advanced topics in general relativity, the physics of black holes.
Prerequisites for admission
General relativity and quantum theory of fields.
Teaching methods
Blackboard lectures
Teaching Resources
My lecture notes. Additional material will be indicated/distributed during the lectures.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination
FIS/02 - THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Klemm Silke
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