Maximally symmetric spacetimes and their lower dimensional theories

Stefan Prohazka (U of Edinburgh)

Aug 24. 2021, 15:30 — 16:30

Spacetimes, like Minkowski space, are omnipresent in physics. We will review a classification of spacetimes that generalizes the classification of maximally symmetric lorentzian geometries and includes further physically interesting ones. Based on these spacetimes we will discuss limits and extensions of three-dimensional gravity and two-dimensional Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity. Special focus will be given to the underlying algebraic structure and gauge theoretic Chern-Simons and BF formulations.

Further Information
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
Geometry for Higher Spin Gravity: Conformal Structures, PDEs, and Q-manifolds (Thematic Programme)
Xavier Bekaert (U of Tours)
Andreas Cap (U of Vienna)
Stefan Fredenhagen (U of Vienna)
Maxim Grigoriev (U of Mons)
Alexei Kotov (U Hradec Králové)