Saturday, August 08, 2015

GR as a spectator sport

I have now finished Prof. Susskind's ten-part General Relativity lecture course. Yes, we met the Field Equations in lecture 9. I feel like an American who has been shown a cricket test match by an informed guide: I sort of know what's going on, but I'd be completely incompetent at actually doing it.

I am nonetheless delighted.

I have now moved on to an area where I'm equally ignorant: thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Luckily, Prof. Susskind has a ten lecture course!

Professor Leonard Susskind in action

Here's the link to the complete set of Professor Susskind's Theoretical Minimum courses.