Week # Topics Presenters
1 Introduction to the Class Edmund Bertschinger
2 The Universe: Questions You were Afraid to Ask Edwin Taylor and Kristin Burgess
3 No Evening Seminar this Week, Just Recitation Section

4 Global Positioning System Thomas Herring
5 Einstein’s Field Equations Edmund Bertschinger
6 Tracing Einstein’s Development of the Special Relativity Theory Gerald Holton
7 Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy –Sagittarius A* Frederick K. Baganoff
8 X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes Jeffrey McClintock
9 Review Prepare for mid-term exam. The test covers: EBH, Thorne, Handouts, Homework, Weekly Seminars

10 The Universe and Three Examples Alan Guth
11 No Evening Seminar this Week, Just Recitation Section

12 LIGO: Detecting Gravitational Waves Nergis Mavalvala
13 Cosmic Structure Formation; From Inflation to Galaxies Edmund Bertschinger
14 Project Reports in Seminar; Project Reports in Recitation Section

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