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The Dirac equation in flat and curved spacetime

Student-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.