Advanced Lectures on General Relativity

  • Geoffrey Compère

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 952)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Geoffrey Compère
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About this book


These lecture notes are intended for starting PhD students in theoretical physics who have a working knowledge of General Relativity. The four topics covered are:
  1. Surface charges as conserved quantities in theories of gravity;
  2. Classical and holographic features of three-dimensional Einstein gravity;
  3. Asymptotically flat spacetimes in four dimensions: BMS group and memory effects;
  4. The Kerr black hole: properties at extremality and quasi-normal mode ringing.
Each topic starts with historical foundations and points to a few modern research directions.


Surface charges and conservation Three-dimensional gravity BMS asymptotic symmetry group Rotating Black Holes and Spectroscopy Holography Memory effects in asymptotic spacetime structures Quasi-normal modes

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Compère
    • 1
  1. 1.Physique théorique mathématiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04259-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04260-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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