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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Shape Dynamics: Relativity Without Relativity
Speaker(s): Flavio Mercati
Abstract: I review the best-matching construction,  and the striking properties of a Jacobi-type action first introduced by Baierelein, Sharp and Wheeler. The simplest theories compatible with such an action principle must have a universal light-cone and gauge symmetry. I also describe the implementation of three-dimensional conformal symmetries on the basis of the BSW action, which gives a first-principles derivation of York's solution of the initial value problem in General Relativity.
Date: 09/05/2012 - 4:00 pm
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