Calendar of Physics Talks Vienna

New developments in Non-Relativistic Gravity
Speaker:Blaise Rollier (Groningen)
Abstract:Recently, gravitational theories with non-relativistic symmetries have attracted renewed attention. One reason for this is their appearance as gravitational bulk theories in the context of non-AdS holography. In this talk, I will define a 'non-relativistic conformal method? as the non-relativistic version of the relativistic conformal method and show how it can be used to produce Galilean invariant theories of gravity. After introducing Newton-Cartan geometry and gravity, I will show how the non-relativistic conformal method can be used to derive Horava-Lifshitz gravity and Torsional Newton-Cartan gravity.
Date: Thu, 07.01.2016
Time: 16:00
Duration: 60 min
Location:SEM 136, TU Wien, Freihaus, 10th floor (Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, A-1040 Vienna)
Contact:Daniel Grumiller and Johanna Knapp