[Phys-seminars] 2017-12-04 Particles and Fields Seminar

lublinm lublinm at bgu.ac.il
Mon Nov 27 17:36:58 IST 2017

Particles and Fields Seminar

 DATE: 04-12-17

 TIME: 14:00

 PLACE: Physics building (#54) room 207

Teleparallel gravity and its modifications

Sebastian Bahamonde, University College London

Teleparallel theories of gravity have attained a lot of interest nowadays. Those theories are based on a specific connection such that the space is globally flat. The geometrical framework in this theory is a manifold with zero curvature but with a non-zero torsion. It turns out that the teleparallel formulation gives the same field equations as General Relativity (GR), and hence they are equivalent to their classical predictions. However, the physical interpretation of them is very different. In this talk, the basis of teleparallel gravity giving a comparison with GR will be dicussed. Then, some modified teleparallel theories of gravity and their relationship with standard modifications of GR will be presented.

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