Lecture 1: Topology (International Winter School on Gravity and Light 2015)
As part of the world-wide celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity and the International Year of Light 2015, the Scientific Organizing Committee makes available the central 24 lectures by Frederic P Schuller.
Titled "A thorough introduction to the theory of general relativity", the lectures introduce the mathematical and physical foundations of the theory in 24 self-contained lectures. The material is developed step by step from first principles and aims at an audience ranging from ambitious undergraduate students to beginning PhD students in mathematics and physics.
Satellite Lectures (see other videos on this channel) by Bernard F Schutz (Gravitational Waves), Domenico Giulini (Canonical Formulation of Gravity), Marcus C Werner (Gravitational Lensing) and Valeria Pettorino (Cosmic Microwave Background) expand on the topics of this central lecture course and take students to the research frontier.
Access to further material on www.gravity-and-light.org/lectures and www.gravity-and-light.org/tutorials