Seminar Yihao Yin

Speaker: 
Yihao Yin
Title: 
The Hodge duality formalism from electromagnetism to gravity
Abstract: 

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.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 16:00