### 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

The inflationary theory of primordial cosmological perturbations Sanjib KatuwalCosmology: Role of gravitation in large scale structure Karolina Garcia

Newman-Penrose spinor formalism

Post-Newtonian Theory July Thomas

Cosmology: Big bang nucleosynthesis and the role of neutrinos Jennica LeClerc

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

Theory and detection of primordial gravitational waves Ioannis Michaloliakos

Gravitational waves from throughout the universe: implications for measurement Atul Divakarla

Spinning black hole mergers Luis Ortega

Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity

Black hole pertubation theory Nathaniel Strauss

Black hole stability: theory and results Suzanne Rosenzweig

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LIGO

Gravitational waves – sources and rates for LISA Soham Kulkarni

Conserved quantities in general relativity

Black hole thermodynamics Grant Elliot

Numerical relativity methods

Initial value formulation Yang Yang

Black hole perturbations

Recent numerical relativity results

Holographic theory, and emergent gravity as an entropic force Corey Bathurst

The Hubble constant: discrepant "measurements"? Brendan O'Brien