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This is the main website for the UIUC Physics Department graduate course on General Relativity 2. This one-semester course covers advanced topics in Einstein's theory, focusing on black holes, the 3+1 decomposition of the Einstein equations, extreme mass-ratio inspirals and black hole perturbation theory. You can find a detailed course description, together with an explanation of the target audience for this class, in the course description.

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The full syllabus for this class can be found here, where you will find an explanation of how this course works, the topics covered, the classs textbook and other details. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what topics are being covered and when.


We will post class announcements here in due time and if needed.