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The Dirac equation in flat and curved spacetimeStudent-Run Applied & Math Seminar
|Speaker: || Moritz Reintjes, UC Davis|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, Apr 16 2008, 12:10PM|
The Dirac equation is the relativistic version of the Schroedinger equation, describing the dynamics of a quantum mechanical particle.
In this talk I give a brief physical and mathematical introduction to the Dirac equation, starting in flat Minkowski spacetime and generalizing the concept to a curved spacetime using a gauge symmetry.