General Relativity and Modern Cosmology Course

Learning activities and course material for General Relativity and Modern Cosmology for high school students (A. Gasparini, A. Müller)

The University of Geneva proposes a course and several series of learning activities (in French) introducing high school pupils to General Relativity and Modern Cosmology. Subjects like cosmological expansion, cosmological equations, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves are approached with a medium level of difficulty, i.e. based on a high school level in mathematics and physics.

This material was developed on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of General Relativity in 2015/16, with the aim to complete the “classical” physics curriculum with a modern, motivating subject.

Below you will find links for the entire course (9 chapters), series of exercises and the activities. For the solutions, please contact Alice Gasparini.

Contents:

Théorie

Series d'exercices

  • Série 1 : Grandeurs
  • Série 2 : Expansion
  • Série 3 : Principe d’équivalence
  • Série 4 : Courbure
  • Série 5 : Lentilles gravitationnelles
  • Série 6 : Trous noirs
  • Série 7 : Equations cosmologiques
  • Série 8 : Chronologie du Big Bang
  • Série 9 : Ondes Gravitationnelles

Activités experimentales

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