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PHYSICS SEMINAR by Dieter Van den Bleeken

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 10:30
Location: SCI 103

KOÇ UNIVERSITY PHYSICS SEMINAR

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Speaker       : Dieter Van den Bleeken, Visiting Professor, Leuven University ITF

Title             : Two uncharted corners of general relativity

Date             : Friday, February 14, 2020

Time            : 10:30

Cookie&Tea: SCI 103, 10:15

Place             : SCI 103

Web              : https://physics-seminars.ku.edu.tr/

 

Abstract:  

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