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### MIT 8.224 Exploring Black Hole by Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

- einstein field equations
- gravity
- black holestudy of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity
- astrophysics
- and elements of cosmology. extension to current developments in theory and observation. energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the cosmos. weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. the last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the global positioning system
- solar system tests of relativity
- descending into a black hole
- gravitational lensing
- gravitational waves
- gravity probe b
- and more advanced models of the cosmos.

Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime;...- Yes, but is there a violation of the WEP (Weak Equivalence Principle)? Bend it Like Newton Yesterday’s post on testing the assumption that photons are massless raised a few questions for readers. One of the most common was the idea that the gravitational lensing of l...
Tags: orbits, gravity, newton, wep, einstein, mass, gravitational lensing

Light - bending - gravitational lensing - photon

Comment by Oliver Thewalt to this note of Michael Balmer about Light (bending?, gravitational lensing): For my understanding, and I have an idea why you have formulated this great note in this way, we observe gravitational lensing, but (and I know that you know this) the main reason is an intera...Tags: light, light bending, gravitational lensing, photon, mass, quantum vacuum, riemann zeta function, reflection, refraction, michael balmer, oliver thewalt