The general relativity lectures have been divided into six modules, each with a title and a brief description of their content. It is recommended that these be viewed in the order presented, as each module builds on concepts introduced in previous modules. | modules |
About the Lecturer
Michael Burns, an astronomer out of Berkeley, California, specializing in CCD camera work for the early detection of supernovae, has taken roots in Waterloo, Ontario as an astronomy and physics teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute. His past experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry and his passion for education got him involved with Perimeter Institute’s ISSYP program and the Black Hole Lecture Series. As a two-time past president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for Kitchener–Waterloo, Michael has given many public lectures on a variety of astronomical topics and has written papers for the Pulsar Journal on topics ranging from inflation theory to dark matter. His private observatory incorporates some of the latest software and telescopic equipment for recording and enhancing videos of solar system objects, thus allowing his students to explore the wonders of science and experience research with real time data.