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Gauge gravity and gauge unification

Tomi S. Koivisto
Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics

In an introduction to the basic tenets of gauge formulation of gravity, it will be clarified how General Relativity can be understood as a simple gauge theory of the translational symmetry. The discussion will by proceed by incorporating further symmetries into the theory, with focus on the physical interpretation. There will probably be some surprises on the way to the conclusion, which is a conjecture that the assumption of the equivalence principle, together with an elementary notion of causality, suffices to predict not only the theory of gravitation but also, in a unified fashion, the particle physics

2016 November 17, 11:00

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (C6.2.51)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia