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PHY511 General Relativity

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer

Maria Haney (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Shubhanshu Tiwari (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Adrian Boitier (Irchel, Y36 K32)

Michael Ebersold (Irchel, Y36 K32)

Lukas Fritz (PSI)

Andrea Dei (ETH, HIT K22.4)


Tuesday 14:45-16:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)

Thursday 10:45-12:30 (Hönggerberg, HPV G5)

Exercise classes:

Adrian / Shubhanshu: Thursday 15:45-17:30 (ETH, HIT F 31.1)

Lukas: Friday 12:45-14:30 (ETH, HIT F 13)

Andrea: Friday 12:45-14:30 (ETH, HIT J 51)

Michael: Friday 13:00-14:45 (Irchel, Y36 J 33)

Exam Preparation:

Official Q&A Sessions: 13 January 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 at Irchel, Y36 K 08
Please send your questions beforehand until 9 Januay 2020 to Maria

Otherwise arrange yourselves individually with any of the assistants.


Date: 20 January 2020, 09:00 - 12:00

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL G 61

Mode: written exam, 180 minutes

Aid: 10 double-sided A4 pages

Lecture notes

General Relativity (PDF, 1 MB)

Please report any mistakes or typos to Michael

Additional material

  • S. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry, Pearson, 2003
  • S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, Wiley, 1972
  • N. Straumann, General Relativity with applications to Astrophysics, Springer Verlag, 2004
  • C. Misner, K. Thorne and J. Wheeler, Gravitation, Freeman, 1973
  • R. Wald, General Relativity, Chicago University Press, 1984
  • T. Fliessbach, Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, Spektrum Verlag, 1995
  • B. Schutz, A first course in General Relativity, Cambridge, 1985
  • R. Sachs and H. Wu, General Relativity for mathematicians, Springer Verlag, 1977
  • J. Hartle, Gravity, An introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Addison Wesley, 2002
  • H. Stephani, General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press, 2013
  • M. Guidry, Modern General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 2019