Gian Michele Graf: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Gian Michele Graf
FieldTheoretische Physik
Address
Institut für Theoretische Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT K 42.1
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 633 25 72
Fax+41 44 633 11 09
E-mailgmgraf@ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
401-5330-00LTalks in Mathematical Physics Information 0 credits1KA. Cattaneo, G. Felder, G. M. Graf, C. A. Keller, H. Knörrer, T. H. Willwacher, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0800-00LThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KO. Zilberberg, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, S. Huber, P. Jetzer, L. M. Mayer, B. Moore, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
ObjectiveThe Zurich Theoretical Physics Colloquium is jointly organized by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to bring both students and faculty with diverse interests in theoretical physics together. Leading experts explain the basic questions in their field of research and communicate the fascination for their work.
402-0830-00LGeneral Relativity Information 10 credits4V + 2UG. M. Graf
AbstractManifold, Riemannian metric, connection, curvature; Special Relativity; Lorentzian metric; Equivalence principle; Tidal force and spacetime curvature; Energy-momentum tensor, field equations, Newtonian limit; Post-Newtonian approximation; Schwarzschild solution; Mercury's perihelion precession, light deflection.
ObjectiveBasic understanding of general relativity, its mathematical foundations, and some of the interesting phenomena it predicts.
LiteratureSuggested textbooks:

C. Misner, K, Thorne and J. Wheeler: Gravitation
S. Carroll - Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General
Relativity
R. Wald - General Relativity
S. Weinberg - Gravitation and Cosmology
N. Straumann - General Relativity with applications to Astrophysics