Student Differential Geometry Seminar — Fall 2020: Special and General Relativity
- Mondays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – starting Monday August 31, 2020.
Welcome to the webpage for the Fall 2020 iteration of the SDGS! This semester, we will be covering Special and General Relativity. The seminar shouldn’t require any prerequisite knowledge. By the end of it, you should have all the background material necessary for the Spring semester topics course on Mathematical General Relativity by Marcus Khuri.
In particular, the first talk will be on the history of Special Relativity. Going from light as a wave moving through the Aether, to the speed of light being constant and the derivation of Lorentz transformations. The next few weeks will be on Special Relativity and the classic “paradox” inducing thought experiments. After that we start with General Relativity. The last half to a third of the seminar will be entirely on understanding Schwarzchild blackhole metric.
Any suggestions are welcome!
- Introduction to Electro Dynamics by Griffiths.
- Semi Remannian Geometry with Applications to Relativity by O’Neil.
|Jordan Rainone||08/31/2020||Brief History of Special Relativity||Click here. Passcode: jYS3##@y|
|Joshua R. Leeman||09/14/2020||Classical Physics & EM||Click here. Passcode: GMPPR2?7|
|Matthew Dannenberg||09/21/2020||“Paradoxes” of Special Relativity||Click here. Passcode: 5wmd!7tw|