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Conformal Geometry and PhysicsStudent-Run Applied & Math Seminar
|Speaker: ||Andrew Waldron, UC Davis|
|Location: ||1147 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, Jan 26 2011, 12:10PM|
Combining Einstein's original reasoning, leading to a description of our physical universe in terms of (pseudo)Riemmanian geometry, with ideas dating back to Weyl, we explain how to describe physics using conformal geometry. This leads to a deeper understanding of the origins of mass and the dependence of physical processes on scales.