Particles and Gravity I

Course on Field Theory of Gravitational Interactions

A course by Bohdan Grządkowski

Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw

office: 236

phone: +48 22 55 32259


Summer semester 2011/12

lectures: Friday 8:15, N021

class: Friday 10:15, N021

Why Gravity?

Program of the course

"Gravitation" by Wassily Kandinsky

The course grading: final oral exam. Material limited exclusively to the lecture notes posted below, for problems for the oral exam see here.

"Zero" term exam (oral): June 6th 2012, IFT, office 236, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

First term exam (oral):

Recommended textbooks:

  • S. Weinberg, "Gravitation and Cosmology"
  • R. P. Feynman, "Wykłady z grawitacji", R. P. Feynman, F. B. Morinigo, W. G. Wagner "Feynman Lectures on Gravitation"
  • M. Gasperini, "Theory of Gravitational Interactions "
  • M. P. Hobson, G. Efstathiou and A. N. Lasenby, "General Relativity "

    Additional texbooks, articles and web pages:

  • T. Padmanabhan, "From Gravitons to Gravity: Myths and Reality", Int.J.Mod.Phys. D17 (2008) 367-398, e-Print: gr-qc/0409089,
  • S. Deser, "Gravity from self-interaction from redux", Gen. Rel. Grav. 42 (2010) 641-646,e-Print: arXiv:0910.2975,
  • S. Deser, "Self-Interaction and Gauge Invariance", Gen. Rel. Grav.1: 9-18,1970, e-Print: gr-qc/0411023.

    Lecture notes:

    1. notes 1
    2. notes 2
    3. notes 3
    4. The Yukawa potential
    5. The Weyl invariance

    Class notes:

    1. Class notes


    1. Problem 3a
    2. Problem 4b
    3. Problem 10
    4. Problem 12