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Parabolic Geometry and Physics

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Andrew Waldron, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
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.