T: A. Taylor and J. Wheeler, Exploring Black Holes, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
W: R. Wald, Space, Time and Gravity, The Theory of Big Bang and Black Holes, University of Chicago Press, 1992.
O: H. Ohanian and R. Ruffini, Gravitation and Spacetime, Norton, 1994.
|Jan 21||Readings: W: Chapter 1; T: Chapter 1.|
|Jan 28||Readings: W: Chapter 2; T: Chapter 2.|
|Feb 4||Readings: W: Chapter 3 + Appendix ; T: Ch. 1 Exs. 3 and 6 .|
|Feb 11||Readings: W: Chapter 6 ; T: Ch. 3.|
|Feb 18||Readings: W: Chapter 7 and 8. Homework: describe two topics or questions discussed in Wald's book that would like to understand in more detail. (PLEASE DROP THEM IN MY MAIL BOX!)|
|Feb 25||Readings: W: Chapter 9 and 10. Homework: T Ch.2 Exs. 1 and 3 (not collected). (There will be a short quizz on March 4 on one of the four problems assigned up to now).|
|March 3||Readings: review. Try to attend March 10 Colloquium (3:30PM VAN 301) "Black Holes and Thermodynamics" by Prof. R. Wald.Enjoy Spring break!|
|March 24||Readings: W: Chapter 4|
|March 31||Readings: W: Chapter 5|
|April 7||Readings: T: Project G|
|April 14||Readings: Cosmic Inflation, by A. Albrecht http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0007247; see also http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0210527|
|April 21||Try to attend A. Allbrecht's colloquium 4/21 at 3:30 VAN 301|