Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
382 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-PHYS Dynamical and Strong-Gravity Effects from Black-Hole Binaries
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2023
Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies treated with extensive use of vector calculus; includes the Lagrangian formulation of mechanics. Prerequisite: MATH 3255 (preferred) or MATH 3250, and PHYS 1720, or instructor permission.
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
This course will build upon PHYS 5240 and will explore topics in relativity that are frequently used in research in gravitation and cosmology theory. This will include Hamiltonian, tetrad, and Landau-Lifshitz formulations of relativity; perturbations of flat spacetime, black holes, and compact stars; conformal methods, singularity theorems, and black-hole mechanics; and inflation and cosmological perturbation theory. Prerequisite: PHYS 5240 or Instructor Permission
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.