Spotlights on relativity
The basics and some applications of special relativity: Relativistic nobel prizes, the concept of relativity, E-equals-m-c-squared, time dilation and the (in)famous twins.
Foundations of Einstein’s theory of gravity: Einstein and soap bubbles, what is a source of gravity, the equivalence principle and free fall
More about gravitational waves, how they are produced and how they can be detected: a survey of current detectors, how to make gravitational waves audible, the space-borne detector LISA, Einstein@Home
Black Holes & Co.
Black holes, neutron stars and supernovae: Flight into a black hole, the black hole in the center of the Milky Way, how many different kinds of black hole are there, how black holes light up their neighbourhood
The big bang and all the rest: The geometry of the universe, the formation of the first light chemical elements, cosmology and quantum gravity
Relativity and the Quantum
Relativistic quantum theory, string theory, loop quantum gravity and other attempts to unify Einstein’s gravitation with quantum theory; the uses of extra dimensions; quantum gravity and the big bang