14 February 2020 Dieter Van den Bleeken


Speaker: Dieter Van den Bleeken
Title: Two uncharted corners of general relativity
Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 10:30
Cookie & Tea: SCI 103, 10:15
Place: SCI 103
web: https://physics-seminars.ku.edu.tr/


I will discuss two relatively unexplored approximations to general relativity. One deals with a covariant, nonrelativistic expansion that captures strong fields, the other is an adiabatic approximation on the space of vacuagenerated by large diffeomorphisms. What these two approaches have in common is that they consider slow time dynamics and that they are expressible in terms of interesting geometric structures.

 Short Bio:

PhD, Leuven University (Belgium) 2004-2008

Postdoc, NHETC Rutgers University (USA) 2009-2011

Postdoc, Bogazici University Physics/Galatasaray University Math 2012

Faculty Member, Bogazici University Physics, since 2013

Visiting Professor, Leuven University ITF, since 2016