Einstein-Cartan Theory as an Averaged Theory of Gravity
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|
|Where: ||McGill University|
| ||Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, room 326|
|Contact: ||Robert Rutledge|