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An introduction to some models of gravity

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Jason Hole, UC Davis
Location: 3240 MSB
Start time: Fri, Feb 29 2008, 3:10PM

I will review the relativistic particle, motivated as gravity in one dimension. I will then review ADM formalism (which is a Legendre transform from coordinate space to phase space) and apply it to two instances of (2+1) gravity: the point source and BTZ black hole.