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Scalar Spin Zero and Maxwell/ Proca System in the context of Conformal Geometry

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Abrar Shaukat, UC Davis Physics
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Oct 29 2008, 12:10PM

To facilitate the construction of weyl invariant theories, a "tractor connection" as well as "tractor operators" on a conformal manifold will be introduced . Using these newly introduced "tractor operators", we build a scalar field theory in curved backgrounds which exhibits the relation between Weyl weight and mass. In addition, it will be shown that the Maxwell and Proca systems are manifestations of a deeper, underlying weyl invariant theory with mass-Weyl weight relationship explicitly given.

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