Quantum Theory Seminar
Gauge Theory of the (infinite-dimensional) Translation Group and Gravitation
Thursday July 16, 2015 14:15:00 CEST
Thursday July 16, 2015 16:00:00 CEST
Dr. Christian Wiesendanger, Zurich
Short Abstract: The seminar will address two interrelated questions:
- What if inertial and gravitational masses would differ off the mass shell? Could this be the basis of a theory of gravitation?
- Can gauge theories of infinite-dimensional gauge groups (example is the 4-dim Translation Group) be mathematically consistently defined so that the classical gauge field Hamiltonian is positive-definite and the quantum theory renormalizable?
SR 5, Helmholtzweg 4