Program
Gravitational Waves
Student No.:50
Time:Tuesday/Thursday 15:10-17:00, 2015-09-22 ~ 2015-12-29(except for public holidays and the 8th week of the calendar)
Instructor:Abul Masood-ul-Alam  [Tsinghua University]
Place:Conference Room 1, Floor 1, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2015-9-22
Ending Date:2015-12-29

Description:

 

Since gravitational waves are insensitive to absorption and scattering unless by rare compact objects (including black holes), one expects that in future huge amount of money will be spent on the research on GWs. Although some part of this will be on data analysis which we shall not cover in this course, an introduction to the study of mathematical problems related to gravitational waves generation and detection could be a starting point for a career in research on GWs. We shall cover the material of Chapter 1 to Section 2.1, Chapters 3, 9 and time permitting Chapter 5 of “Gravitational Waves” by Michele Maggiore. The course is suitable for both graduate and senior level undergraduate students.

 

 

Prerequisite:

 

Riemannian Geometry for math students. Relativity and Classical Field Theory for physics students. As far as covariant derivatives, curvature and geodesic normal coordinates.

 

 

Reference:

 

“Gravitational Waves” by Michele Maggiore