Relativistic Astrophysics (SS 2018)

Lecturer: Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich

Lectures: Tu 10am-12pm, room 2.114

Exercises: We 3-4pm, room 2.114


The course follows mainly the textbook by Straumann: General Relativity (2nd edition, 2013) and covers applications of general relativity to astrophysics.

Contents: Schwarzschild solution and classical tests of General Relativity, weak gravitational fields, the post-Newtonian approximation, mass measurements of  binary pulsars,  tests of general relativity with the double pulsar

Course material (exercises etc.) will be available in the PhysikOnline e-learning portal.