Davide Gerosa


Here are various material and links related to my classes.

Black holes and gravitational waves (Birmingham)

This class targets PhD students (but interested master’s students can enjoy it too!) and was delivered within the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School (MPAGS) together with C. Moore and P. Schmidt.

Year 1 astrolab (Birmingham)

Astrolab is a first-year undergraduate class in observational astronomy. Unfortunately, the links above require a University of Birmingham account. For a paper describing an older version of the Birmingham Astrolab class, see Elliott (2003).

Other teaching material

A neat calculation on dropping balls on top of each other, from my year 1 tutoring sessions in Birmingham.

  • nsphere: Volumes of spheres in N-dimensions 

This is based on a “postdoc-lunch” discussion I lead at Caltech in 2018ish. I calculate the volume of spheres in many dimensions… Some surprises here.