### 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.### Suggested topics

Black hole perturbations: theory and analysisBlack hole stability: theory and results (John Rotter)

Black hole thermodynamics (Analis Lawrence)

Conserved quantities in general relativity

Cosmology: Big bang nucleosynthesis and the role of neutrinos

Cosmology: Role of gravitation in large scale structure (Huanbo Sun)

Experimental tests of General Relativity (Fatemeh Taherasghari)

Gravitational waves from throughout the universe: implications for measurement

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LIGO (Tanmaya Mishra)

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LISA

Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity

Holographic theory, and emergent gravity as an entropic force (Liu Tao)

Holographic theory on the cosmological scale – viability, constraints and implications (LingQin Xue)

Initial value formulation (Daniel Brotherton)

Newman-Penrose spinor formalism

Numerical relativity methods (Daniel George)

Post-Newtonian Theory (Jinye Yang)

Recent numerical relativity results

Spinning black hole mergers: potential for new tests of General Relativity? (Sourath Ghosh)

The Hubble constant: discrepant "measurements"? (Shubhagata Bhaumik)

The inflationary theory of primordial cosmological perturbations (Alexander Hipp)

Theory and detection of primordial gravitational waves (Farshad Kamalinejad)