Math-Astro seminar

Speaker: Frederic Schuller (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)
Title: Introduction to area metric geometry and its emergence in physics
Date (JST): Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 10:00 - 11:30
Place: Balcony B
Abstract: Area metrics refine metric geometry and emerge---either fundamentally or as a technical tool---in cosmology, crystal optics, string theory and modified gravity theories. In this blackboard talk, I give a self-contained discussion with the basic definitions, many examples from physics and mathematics, and some key results. The talk is aimed at both mathematicians and physicists, with interesting aspects for both groups.