Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Parabolic Geometry and PhysicsMathematical Physics & Probability
|Speaker:||Andrew Waldron, UC Davis|
|Start time:||Wed, May 15 2019, 4:10PM|
Parabolic geometries are ubiquitous in physics playing fundamental roles in theories ranging from general relativity to quantum mechanics. There exists a powerful and universal calculus for handling these geometries known as tractor calculus. This talk will give a survey of these ideas and the types of problems that can be solved using them.