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Lectures on General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Black Holes

Badis Ydri


The physical interpretation of the mathematical descriptions of general relativity gives rise to a range of exciting consequences in cosmology. An understanding of general relativity is therefore a prerequisite for students wishing to pursue further courses or research projects in cosmology and its various subfields from black holes to gravitational waves. Written for advanced students and including numerous exercise problems, this book is a rigorous resource for students in theoretical physics and mathematics requiring an introduction to the implications and interpretation of general relativity in areas of modern cosmological research. Readers of this text will be well prepared to follow the theoretical developments in the field and undertake research projects as part of an MSc or PhD programme.

About Editors

Badis Ydri is currently a professor of theoretical particle physics, at the Institute of Physics, Annaba University, Algeria. He is also a research associate at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland, and a regular ICTP Associate at the Abdus Salam Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

Table of Contents

1 General Relativity Essentials
2 Black Holes
3 Cosmology I: The Expanding Universe
4 Cosmology II: The Inflationary Universe
5 QFT on Curved Backgrounds, Vacuum Energy and Quantum Gravity
6 Hawking Radiation, the Information Paradox and Black Hole Thermodynamics
A Differential Geometry Primer


Hardback ISBN: 9780750314763

Ebook ISBN: 9780750314787

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1478-7

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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