Gauge Theory and Inflation: Enlarging the Wu-Yang Dictionary (YouTube Content)

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Gauge Theory and Inflation: Enlarging the Wu-Yang Dictionary to a unifying Rosetta Stone for Geometry in Application
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Host(s) Eric Weinstein
Length 01:04:38
Release Date 24 May 2006
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Gauge Theory and Inflation: Enlarging the Wu-Yang Dictionary was a presentation by Eric Weinstein at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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Title: Gauge Theory and Inflation: Enlarging the Wu-Yang Dictionary to a unifying Rosetta Stone for Geometry in Application

Speaker: Eric Weinstein

Abstract: The close relationship between geometry and fundamental physics can be seen from surveying the basic equations underlying the known forces of nature. What has made these repeated appearances of gauge fields and curvature tensors particularly striking in recent years is lack of any comparable applications outside of the Standard Model and General Relativity. In this talk we will pose the question of whether Yang-Mills theory is simply a unifying principle with application well beyond its current use by exhibiting unreasonably effective applications of Gauge Theory beyond those familiar in the Natural Sciences. Armed with these examples, we will then revisit the question about what is most truly special about the Standard Model and Relativity.

Date: 24/05/2006 - 2:00 pm

Location: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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