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Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry
December 12, 20162:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry


Eric Bergshoeff (University of Groningen, Netherlands)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

In this seminar I will give a non-specialist introduction into the non-relativistic version of Riemannian geometry, which is called NewtonCartan geometry. The corresponding non-relativistic gravity theory, called Newton-Cartan gravity, has received a renewed attention due to unexpected applications as a new tool to examine the nonperturbative properties of non-relativistic quantum field theories. I will explain the basic construction of Newton-Cartan gravity plus some of its extensions including one with non-relativistic higher spins in three spacetime dimensions.

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