Philosophy of Physics Seminar (Week 8, HT18)

Philosophy of Physics

In this talk, I will explore several philosophical themes that have recently emerged in the foundations of Newton-Cartan theory (a geometric non-relativistic theory of gravity), especially the status of the theory's "gauge symmetries", the role of symmetry-breaking observer fields in the theory, and the theory's relationship with teleparallel gravity. Part of the material will be based on joint work with Derek Wise and James Read (respectively).

Philosophy of Physics Seminar Convenors: Dr Adam Caulton and Dr Christopher Timpson | Philosophy of Physics Webpage