Lecture Descriptions

General Relativity
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Bödeker

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Globale Analysis
Prof. Dr. Daniel Grieser

Content: Differentialformen, allgemeiner Satz von Stokes, de Rham-Kohomologie, Sätze von de Rham und Hodge, Vektorbündel, Zusammenhänge, Krümmung, Anwendungen. 
Recommended pre-knowledge: Analysis I-III (bzw. Math. Meth. Physik), Lineare Algebra, Interesse an Mannigfaltigkeiten, Vorkenntnisse in Funktionalanalysis.
Jost, J.: Riemannian Geometry und Geometric Analysis; Springer
Agricola, I. und Friedrich, T.: Globale Analysis; Vieweg

The lecture is recorded on video. The videos can be found on http://www.fieldtheory.uni-oldenburg.de/globana2013.html

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Prof. Dr. Dominik J. Schwarz

Content, comments: Observational facts; Hubble expansion; Dark energy and dark matter; Cosmic microwave background radiation; Primordial nucleosynthesis; Cosmological inflation; Structure formation.
Required pre-knowledge: Basic understanding of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamic and statistical mechanics.

  • M. Rowan-Robinson, Cosmology (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2004)
  • V. Mukhanov, Physical foundations of cosmology (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005)

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Algebraische Kurven und Funktionen
Prof. Dr. Florian Heß

Content: Algebraische Funktionenkörper, Satz von Riemann-Roch, Differentiale. Erweiterungen algebraischer Funktionenkörper und Verzweigungstheorie. Zetafunktion und L-Polynom, Satz von Hasse-Weil. Algebraische Kurven, Konstruktion nichtsingulärer Modelle.
Recommended pre-knowledge: Inhalte der Algebra-Module im Fach-Bachelor werden vorausgesetzt.

  • D. Goldschmidt: Algebraic functions and projective curves, Springer 2003.
  • G. Villa Salvador: Topics in the Theory of Algebraic Function Fields, Birkhäuser 2006.
  • H. Stichtenoth: Algebraic Function Fields and Codes, Springer 2009.
  • P. Cohn: Algebraic Numbers and Algebraic Integers, Chapman & Hall 1991

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Experimental & Theoretical Physics A II (Particles and Fields)
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Betti Hartmann

Official Course Description: The Experimental & Theoretical Physics courses continue the Advanced Physics courses of the second year at a higher level. This course provides an introductory overview about theoretical and experimental aspects of elementary particles, quantum fields and atomic nuclei. The Standard Model of phenomenological aspects of particle physics are discussed. Theoretical topics include gauge theories of fundamental forces of nature, an introduction to quantum field theory and Feynman diagrams.
Additional Information: This course will consist of a mixture of lectures given by the instructor and seminars that  are mandatory for all participants. During the lectures the instructor will present  essential knowledge that will be deepened in the seminar. A number of exercises will be set each week. The students do not have to hand the solutions in, but have to be able to present them during the seminar on the blackboard. Typically, the lecture would take place on the Monday slot, the seminar on the Tuesday slot.

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Introduction to String Theory
Prof. Troels Harmark

Course description: This course gives an introduction to string theory. The first part of the course consists of a treatment of the fundamental principles of string theory, while the second part focuses on new developments and applications. Topics include the classical relativistic string, open and closed bosonic strings, quantization, interactions and vertex operators, superstrings, modular invariance, D-branes, T-duality and S-duality.
Recommended qualifications: General relativity and cosmology, elementary particle physics, quantum field theory I.
Required reading: Notes (available on internet). The book "String Theory ina Nutshell'' (Princeton University Press), E. Kiritsis,is recommended but not mandatory to have.
Time of exam: Oral examination 20-21 June 2013.
Re-examination: Oral examination 23 August 2013.

Teching language: Only English.

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Black Holes
Dr. Dominika Konikowska

Required pre-knowledge: Physics 1, 2 & 3
Recommended (useful) pre-knowledge: General Relativity or Cosmology

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String Theory
Prof. Dr. Olaf Lechtenfeld

Dates: The dates of the lectures will be:
April 3, 5 10, 17, 19, 24
May 3, 8, 15, 17, 29
June 5, 7, 12, 19, 21, 26
July 3, 5, 10, 12.
Additional information:
The lecture will be recorded. Publications of the video will be available ca. 2 hours after each lecture in

1) start Itunes
2) open Itunes - Store
3) choose iTunes U in the register
4) choose "Alle Universitäten und Hochschulen" in the iTunes U Store
5) select Leibniz Universität Hannover
6) select the corresponding course
7) download the videos

The excercise class will not be recorded.

General Relativity and Cosmology
Dr. Badri Krishnan and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marco Zagermann

Assumed knowledge: Special Relativity, Analysis, Linear Algebra
Content: The first part of this course consists of an introduction to general relativity with standard applications except cosmology. The second part is then a more detailed introduction to relativistic cosmology that builds upon the first part.
Remark: The lecture will at least be partly held in English.

Advanced Special Relativity and Relativistic Field Theory
Prof. Dr. Domenico Giulini

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