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Sep 27 – 30, 2016
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Constructing Gravity Theories from Gauge Theories

Sep 29, 2016, 9:40 AM
40m
Main Auditorium (DESY Hamburg)

Main Auditorium

DESY Hamburg

Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg

Speaker

Henrik Johansson

Description

I will discuss how gravity scattering amplitudes of many different gravitational theories can be obtained from various gauge theories through a double-copy procedure. The basic idea goes back to the old relation between open and closed strings, but I will argue that gravity being the double copy of two gauge theories is a more general notion. I will present new striking examples of gravity theories being double copies, and identify the corresponding underlying gauge theories.

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