Candidates for the simplest non-trivial vacuum space-times

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 14:00

Thackeray 704 

Speaker Information
George Sparling
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract or Additional Information

Amongst all spacetimes, the plane waves of Brinkmann and Rosen are perhaps the simplest; the speaker will discuss an interesting especially simple sub-family of these, focussing more on their mathematical structure than their physical significance.