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Einstein-Cartan Theory as an Averaged Theory of Gravity

Juliane Behrend

Utrecht University

In this talk I will elaborate on the idea of using torsion to describe the averaging effects of inhomogeneities in a macroscopic theory of gravity. In our approach we start from the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity (TEGR) and formulate the averaged theory as Einstein-Cartan theory. This theory is assumed to describe the universe on large scales.

Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012
Time: 13:00
Where: McGill University
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, room 326
Contact: Robert Rutledge

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