[ Bern
University 
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics 
Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Gravity and String Theory Group]
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
Gravity and String Theory Group
Welcome to the homepage of Matthias Blau
Research Interests
My research interests include, in general,
 String Theory and Quantum Gravity
 General Relativity
 Topological Field Theory
 Geometrical and Topological Aspects of QFT
and more recently, and specifically,
 Plane Waves and Penrose Limits in Supergravity and String
Theory
 Singularities and Timedependent Backgrounds in Quantum Gravity
 Geometry of Schrödinger SpaceTimes and Holography
Publications and Lecture Notes
If you want to know more about this, take a look at my
and/or at the recent review article
I have written lecture notes on a variety of different topics over the
years. Since some of them appear to be quite popular (in particular the lecture notes on
General Relativity) I am making them available again:
Bachelor and Master Projects
If you are interested in writing your Bachelor or Master Thesis under my supervision, just get in touch with me.
Here is a list of some recent
Teaching
Current semester (Autumn 2015):

Master Course: General Relativity (in English)
Past:
Future:
 Spring 2016: Klassische Feldtheorie (Bachelor), Graduate Course (PhD)
 Autumn 2016: General Relativity (Master)
 Spring 2017: Mechanik II (Bachelor), Klassische Feldtheorie (Bachelor)
 Autumn 2017: General Relativity (Master)