### PROJECTS

Written reports should be about 20 pages long. Plan on 20 minutes for your oral presentation. This should not be just a show and tell, nor the result of reading a single authorative, technical article. You will be required present a technical topic in a way that you understand it, and not focussed entirely on detail, to an audience essentially unfamiliar with the technical details of your topic.### Selected topics

The inflationary theory of primordial cosmological perturbations Dustin A TracyCosmology: Role of gravitation in large scale structure Changlong Wang

Newman-Penrose spinor formalism Sankha Chakrabarty

Post-Newtonian Theory Yaqi Han

Cosmology: Big bang nucleosynthesis Elisa Maria Todarello

Holographic theory on the cosmological scale – viability, constraints and implications Songge Sun

Theory and detection of primordial gravitational waves Mackenzie W Turvey

Spinning black hole mergers Andrew Chilton

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LISA Luyi Yan

Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity Spencer Rosenfeld

Black hole stability: theory and results Peisen Ma

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LIGO Zach Bush

Conserved quantities in general relativity Alexander Weaver

Black hole thermodynamics Dipsikha Debnath

Numerical relativity methods

Initial value formulation Danny Brooker

Black hole perturbations Bobby Bond

Recent numerical relativity results

Holographic theory, and emergent gravity as an entropic force Nicole Crisosto