MPP Colloquium

Asymptotic symmetries of gravity

by Prof. Marc Henneaux (University of Brussels)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at MPI Meeting rooms
Description
The asymptotic structure of gravity at infinity reveals remarkable features of the theory.  Underlying these properties are the asymptotic symmetries.  After developing general features of asymptotic symmetries, the talk will focus on the asymptotically flat case.  The asymptotic structure of gravity at spatial infinity will be discussed.  In particular, how the infinite-dimensional BMS group emerges at spatial infinity will be explained.