136.008 Geometry and Gravitation II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to reproduce the  contents as outlined in detail in the english version of "Lehrinhalte" in written as well as oral form. Moreover the students will be able to apply the basic concepts of Geometrie und Gravitation II  to simple examples.

Subject of course

Introduction to the 2-Spinor formalism:

Spinor-representation of world-tensors, Classification of spinors and principal spinors, massless free field-equations, Wey-spinor and curvature identities, exact sets of nonlinear fields

Teaching methods

lecture with a strong and active student participation.

Mode of examination


Additional information





Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Thu08:00 - 10:0024.11.2022Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Geometry and Gravitation II - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue11.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue18.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue25.10.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue08.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue22.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Thu24.11.202208:00 - 10:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue29.11.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue06.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue13.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue20.12.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue10.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue17.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN
Tue24.01.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 107/1 BALASIN

Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
GG II04.10.2022 12:0007.10.2022 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
860 GW Optional Courses - Technical Mathematics Not specified


Roger Penrose und Wolgang Rindler: Spinors and Spacetime vol 1