Seminar Yihao Yin

Yihao Yin
The Hodge duality formalism from electromagnetism to gravity

In classical electromagnetism, there exist two potential fields, either of which can encode all the dynamics, and whose exterior derivatives are related by a Hodge duality operation. In this talk, some popular methods of constructing such formalism will be presented. They will be summarized and extended to the dynamics of arbitrary p-forms in D-dimensions, and be further applied to gravity, which is closely related to one of the recent research topics at Groningen String Group.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 16:00