Prof. B. Chauvineau
|Relativistic Gravitation and Astrophysics
(S3, elective, 6 ECTS)
|Geometric gravity theories (General Relativity and alternatives) …their tools and methods …their applications to astrophysics and cosmology
|Knowledge and Understanding:
|OBJECTIVES Improving your knowledge in relativity and in some related astrophysical appli-cations.It mainly consists in the acquisition of the skills required in geometric grav-ity and relativistic astrophysics. This Includes mastering the mathematical tools required to be conversant in these fields. Special attention will be paid to exact solutions in General Relativity(GR).
|Applying Knowledge and Understanding:
|Mathematics Tensorial calculus Curvature Geodesic curves More advanced topics Gravitation theories GR, scalar-tensor gravity and various alternative theories Lagrangian formalismMatter description, stress tensor. Some exact solutions: Schwarzschild, Robertson-Walker, Kasner, axial symmetry, Kerr, …Linearized theory
|Description of how the course is conducted
|Fundamental lectures and exercises
|Description of the didactic methods
|Description of the evaluation methods
|Written and oral exam THe student investment during the whole period is evaluated too.
|Any of General Relativity