Mathematicians, Einstein and the Unification Project: a tale of two cities

Genre
Conference Talk
Creator
Jim Ritter
Contributor

Ritter gives a lecture on the developments on the unification project of gravity with the other fundamental forces, focussing on two leading figures (or institutes): Veblen in Princeton and Cartan in Paris. They both worked on a geometrical theory of gravity, on the boundary between physics and mathematics. This lecture considers the interactions of these mathematicians with Einstein and others, and highlights the differences between their approaches.

This lecture is accompanied by a presentation. Prior knowledge of geometry and the unification of field theories is needed to fully grasp the message of this lecture.

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