Lecture notes

Below you will find some lecture notes I’ve compiled over the years

Lectures at Schools (chronological order)

  •  Introduction to General Relativity: GW-Astronomy IMPRS School (Erkner, 2011; pdf)
  •  Introduction to Numerical Relativity: GW-Astronomy IMPRS School (Erkner, 2010; html)
  •  Introduction to Numerical Relativity: GW-Astronomy IMPRS School (Wandlitz, 2008; pdf)
  •  Introduction to Stellar Collapse to Rotating Black Holes: Tiara School (Taipei, 2007; pdfs 1/2, 2/2)
  •  Introduction to Magnetic Fields in Neutron Stars: SFB School (Golm, 2004; pdf)
  •  Gravitational waves from periodic sources: INFN School (Frascati, 2004; pdf)
  •  Gravitational collapse to black holes: INFN School (Frascati, 2004; pdf)
  •  Geodesic Deviation and Weak-Field Solutions: Virgo School (Cascina, 2004; pdf)
  •  GWs from perturbed black holes and neutron stars: ICTP Astroparticle School (Trieste, 2002; pdf)

 Lectures and Tutorials on numerical methods

  • Numerical Methods for the Solution of Hyperbolic and Parabolic PDEs (pdf)
  • Numerical Methods for the Solution of Hyperbolic PDEs (pdf)

 Codes on numerical methods

  • An exact Riemann solver for relativistic MHD (Giacomazzo and Rezzolla, 2006) (tarball)
  • A tutorial Fortran90 code for the solution of hyperbolic PDEs using finite-difference methods (tarball).
  • A tutorial Fortran90 code for the solution of the hydrodynamic equations using finite-volume methods (tarball).

Public Outreach

  •  A popular introduction to gravitational waves (edited by INFN and in Italian! pdf)
  •  A brief introduction to numerical relativity (J. Ehlers ferienkurs, 2007, pdf)

 

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