Description
GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION
** available as of 06/30/2021
Over a period of eight years, 1907 to 1915, working almost single handedly, Einstein made the greatest discovery of his scientific life, the general theory of relativity. We have a detailed record of his process of discovery in both published papers and private notebooks. After the initial excitement, work in general relativity stagnated until the 1960s when a new cohort of mathematical physicists revived work in general relativity with geometrical methods and celebrated singularity theorems. Modern topics include the physics of black holes and gravitational waves
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2821
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus