On this page you may find a collection of lecture notes and presentation slides for various courses I have taught or am teaching. Some of these resources are available in French only, some in English only. Please send any comments about content or typos to me.
Topics in Gravity (graduate course in English)
Course Webpage (chamilo)
In this course we study aspects of quantum gravity in asymptotically flat space, as well as asymptotically anti de Sitter space. We build up effective theories for helicity one and two fields, understand gauge redundancy, study the Weinberg Witten theorem and introduce the AdS/CFT correspondence as an example of a UV complete non-perturbative formulation of quantum gravity.
Scans of my handwritten notes are available on chamilo (Unige internal) to students coming to class.
Electrodynamique II (French and English)
This course studies the structure and phenomenology of Maxwell's equations and includes a treatment of the theory of special relativity.
These notes arose from a course given to second-year physics students at the University of Geneva in 2016 and 2017.
Physique d'aujourd'hui (French)
Introductory lecture to first year students at the University of Geneva on the subject of black holes, black-hole thermodynamics and the information loss paradox.
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