Colloquium - Dr. Anzhong Wang, Baylor University, Waco, TX | Department of Physics

Colloquium - Dr. Anzhong Wang, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Event Information
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Physics Building, Room 104

Title: Horava's Theory of Quantum Gravity for a Layman

Abstract: Image Scaling has been widely used in industry nowadays, including computer graphics. About 70 years ago, Lifshitz used a similar idea to space and time, in order to make a scalar field renormalizable in condensed matter physics.

I shall first give a basic introduction to this kind of scalings, and then show how to apply them to gravity, as done recently by Horava, the so-called Horava-Lifshitz theory of quantum gravity. I will explain in some detail its major challenges found so far, and show some very promising approaches to resolve these problems. Finally, I shall point out some future work along the lines.

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