Gary Gibbons
LECTURES, TALKS AND LINKS
QUANTUM GRAVITY
 These are the overheads for a lecture given in Oxford in 1995 entitled "How the Complex Numbers Got into Physics" at a meeting on "Complex Numbers in Quantum Mechanics".
GENERAL RELATIVITY

Part II Lecture Notes on General Relativity  Lent Term 2006
 The HafaleKeating Experiment I (JSTOR article  Cambridge University access only)
 HafaleKeating Experiment II (JSTOR article  Cambridge University access only)
 PoundRebka Experiment (Phys. Rev. Online Archive article  Cambridge University access only)
 The Stanford Gyroscope Experiment
 Visualizations of Abberation and Doppler Shift in Special Relativity
 A star in a 15.2year orbit around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way (Nature article  Cambridge University access only)
 A test of general relativity using radio links with the Cassini spacecraft (Nature article  Cambridge University access only)
 A gravitationally lensed quasar with quadruple images separated by 14.62 arcseconds (Nature article  Cambridge University access only)
 Discovery of a cool planet of 5.5 Earth masses through gravitational microlensing (Nature article  Cambridge University access only)
APPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY TO PHYSICS

Part III Course on Applications of Differential Geometry to Physics  Lent Term 2006
 The Einstein equations and the rigidity of quantum mechanics  A seminar on the Web presented at the Isaac Newton Institute
 Stoke's influence on differential geometry  A seminar on the Web by Sir Michael Atiyah (Edinburgh)
 My Lectures on Supergravity given at a miniprogramme on Geometry and Physics at Santa Barbara 1999
On the beach at Santa Barbara
Gary Gibbons, Andrew Chamblin, Stephen Hawking, Simon Ross, (Gautam Mandal), Arkady Tseytlin and unknown
STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY
 Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics and Cosmology
This is a set of lecture notes for the Part II course 'Statistical Physics and Cosmology' which I gave a few years ago. I am grateful to Tim Perkins for transcribing them from handwritten notes and making the figures.  An Atlas of the Universe
BLACK HOLES
 Lecture Notes on Black Holes
These notes were prepared by Prof Townsend for the Part III course of this name which he gave. They are based on my own handwritten notes for a version of the same course that I had given earlier.  The man who invented black holes
 These lectures, given in Paris some years ago, cover the basic thermodynamics
of black holes at the level of the Part III course.
 An Introduction to Black Hole Thermodynamics (Postscript)
 An Introduction to Black Hole Thermodynamics (PDF  rotate view clockwise)
 The First Law of Thermodynamics for Rotating Black Holes in AntideSitter Space (lecture given at Indian Strings Meeting 2004, Khajuraho, December 1523 ).
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