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Conformal Geometry and Physics

Student-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.