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Introduction to General Relativity and Black Holes


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Introduction to the conceptual foundations of General Relativity and its mathematical framework. Discussion of exact solutions, of gravitational waves, and the experimental tests on General Relativity. The physics of black holes, energetics, and no-hair theorems. Quantum properties of black holes, Bekenstein entropy, and Hawking temperature.


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