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Gravity and Cartan Geometry

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Derek Wise, UC Davis
Location: 3240 MSB
Start time: Fri, Nov 16 2007, 3:10PM

I will explain E. Cartan's beautiful "infinitesimal" version of Klein's Erlangen Program, and use it to describe the geometric content of the MacDowell-Mansouri formulation of Einstein's general relativity.