Howdy! This page will be dedicated for the "General Relativity Marathon", a magical secret seminar that will happen every Saturday at 10:00 - 11:15 in RIII Seminar Room.

The topic of this seminar is The theory of general relativity. I'll be updating this page with relevant material: mainly the lectures notes I'll be writing for this seminar, as well as presentation slides when needed, some resources/links/books and whatever I found to be of aid in my understanding of the theory. Let's see how this goes!

Resources I found useful in order of usefulness:

Books (all available at our Library):

Online lectures (in general: watch at 2x):




Session DateTopicLink to notes/slides
15th September

Introduction, degrees of freedom, notions of invariance, locality, field theories, motivation

Slides
22nd SeptemberSession canceled due to Jacobs Games and Alumni Homecoming
29th SeptemberSpecial relativity: Part 1 - Inertial frames, Galilean transformations, Lorentz transformations
6th OctoberSpecial relativity: Part 2 - The invariant interval, the Minkowski geometry, Lorentz invariance, four vectors
13th OctoberCurved geometry, manifolds, tensors, principle of general covariance, forms