ART II -- Gravity and Fields (SS15)



J.Prof.Dr. Harald Ita

Priv.Doz.Dr. Christian Schwinn 


  • Lecture: 4 hours, time Mo 8-10, Tue 10-12, place: SRIII, start: 20.04.2014 (Lecturer Harald Ita & Christian Schwinn)
  • Tutorial: 2 hours, time Mo 12-14place: SRIII, start: 27.04.2014.
  • Exam: Mo 20.7.2015, 10-12, place SRIII


Problem Sets for Tutorial


  • Gravitational waves
  • Field theory approach to gravity
  • Black Holes
  • Quantization of free fields in curved space
  • Optional: towards quantization of gravity

For Bachelor-Students

The lecture is suitable as supplementary or elective course; Wahlpflicht- bzw. Wahlbereich.

For Masters-Students

 The lecture is suitable as Advanced Theory course in the Elective Subjects.

Required Prior Knowledge

Special Relativity, foundations of General Relativity, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics.

 Requirements for Academic Record

  • active and regular participation in the tutorials (including the presentation of homework problems) and written exam.
  • in case an exam ( "Prüfungsleistung")  is required, a written/oral exam will be offered. Prerequisite is the successful participation in the tutorials.

Further details will be given in the lecture/tutorials.




More advanced:

  • Michele Maggiore, Gravitational Waves (Vol. 1)
  • Feynman, Lectures on Gravitation
  • Baumann: TASI lectures on inflation 
  • Polchinski: "String Theory I" and "String Theory II"
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