Mathematics Colloquium - Hubert Bray

Speaker: 
Hubert Bray, Duke University
Topic: 
"The Intersection of Geometry and Physics"

Abstract: What happens if we change a plus sign to a minus sign in the Rule of Pythagoras? Answer: Special Relativity! In this talk for a general math audience, we'll explain how natural Einstein's ideas on relativity are, from a geometric point of view. We'll also describe how General Relativity results from the simple but deep idea that matter curves spacetime. We'll conclude with a high level discussion of new results at the intersection of geometry and physics.

Event Date: 
March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
213 MLH
Host: 
Keiko Kawamuro
Calendar Category: 
Colloquium