The general theory of relativity is Einstein's theory of gravity. Here he shows that gravity should not be described as a force, as in Newtonian physics, but instead as a consequence of the curvature of space and time. In short, gravity is spacetime geometry.
This course is about this remarkable discovery: what it means, how the theory can be (and has been) tested, its predictions and consequences.
Note: The reexam will be Friday August 30 2019, 8:00 – 13:00, in room FP22. (This room is located on the AlbaNova campus in the yellow building next to the bus stop Ruddammen)