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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Emergent spacetimes
Speaker(s): Silke Weinfurtner
Abstract: We discuss the possibility that spacetime geometry may be an emergent phenomenon. This idea has been motivated by the Analogue Gravity programme. An 'effective gravitational field' dominates the kinematics of small perturbations in an Analogue Model. In these models there is no obvious connection between the 'gravitational' field tensor and the Einstein equations, as the emergent spacetime geometry arises as a consequence of linearising around some classical field. After a brief introduction on this topic, we present our recent contributions to the field.
Date: 06/11/2008 - 2:00 pm
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