ESI-EMS-IAMP Summer school on Mathematical Relativity

Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, July 28- August 1, 2014


Lectures will take place in the Lise Meitner Lecture Hall, Faculty of Physics, Strudlhofgasse 4, A 1090 Wien

Registration starts at 8.45 on Monday July 28 in front of the Lise Meitner Lecture Hall

The lectures start at 9.30 on Monday, and at 9.00 the remaining days

On Tuesday evening at 19.00, Classical and Quantum Gravity invites all participants for a glass of wine at the Weinhof Zimmermann, Mitterwurzergasse 20, 1190 Wien (you can get there from the Faculty of Physics with the tramway 37 or 38 and bus 35A; and from the Franz Jozef Hotel with the bus 39A).

Outline of schedule [click here for a detailed schedule in pdf format]:

Monday: L1 L1 L2 L2 L3 L4
Tuesday: L2 L3 L3L4 L5 L6
Wednesday: L3 L4 L5
Thursday: L4 L5 L5 L6 L6 L7
Friday: L3 L4 L7L5 L6 L6

  • L1: "Introduction to differential geometry" by Robert Beig; two hours [slides]
  • L2: "Introduction to general relativity" by Marc Mars; three hours [slides]
  • L3: "Lorentzian causality" by Gregory Galloway; five hours [slides] [Lecture notes]
  • L4: "Constraint equations" by Justin Corvino (Lafayette); five hours [slides] [problem sheets]
  • L5: "The Evolution problem in General Relativity" by Hans Ringstroem (KTH Stockholm): five hours [reading materials]
  • L6: "Wave equations on black hole space-times" by Gustav Holzegel (Imperial, London); five hours
  • L7: "The galactic center" by Stefan Gillessen (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching); two hours
Participants are strongly encouraged to do some background reading before the school. Possible references include: