# Development and Applications of Conformal Infinity

Genre
Conference Talk
Subject Areas
Creator
Jörg Frauendiener
Contributor

Frauendiener talks about wave solutions of the gravitational field: gravitational waves. He starts with an overview into the first developments in the research on gravitational waves, between 1962 and 1964. A key property of the metric is that it is conformal invariant: it is allowed to be multiplied by a number. Gravitational waves are these fluctuations in the metric. However, to study them one needs to define what the “stationary background“ is, on top of which the oscillations occur. This can be determined by studying isolated systems.

Type
Sound
Source
Original Publisher
Extent
1 CD
Location
Mainz, Germany
Language
English
Media Status
Online