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Applied Newton-Cartan geometry: March 6-10, 2017

Organized by: Eric Bergshoeff, Gary Gibbons, Rob Leigh, Djordje Minic, and Dam Thanh Son.

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Recent studies of non-AdS holography involving Lifshitz spacetimes have led to a boundary conformal field theory coupled to an extension of Newton-Cartan geometry that includes twistless torsion. At the same time, effective field theories in Newton-Cartan backgrounds have been studied and used in the description of a variety of non-relativistic systems such as the fractional quantum Hall effect, chiral superfluids, and simple fluids. Besides the holographic and effective field theory applications, there have been many other recent applications of Newton-Cartan geometry. For instance, it has been shown that Hořava-Lifshitz gravity can be described using dynamical Newton-Cartan geometry. Furthermore, Newton-Cartan geometry obeys a duality with its ultra-relativistic cousin, Carroll geometry. A conformal extension of this Carroll geometry is related to the BMS symmetry of flat-space holography. Finally, studying supersymmetric field theories on arbitrary Newton–Cartan backgrounds enables one to apply powerful localization techniques to extract exact results for such field theories.

These recent applications of Newton-Cartan geometry make it clear that the time has come to organize an interdisciplinary workshop on this topic which will enable participants from different backgrounds (condensed matter physics, mathematics, statistical physics and string theory) to interact and exchange new ideas.

Talk Schedule


Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
10:30am Unified Framework for Carroll and Galilei Symmetry Peter Horvathy SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Geometry of Anisotropic Quantum Hall states Andrey Gromov SCGP 102
3:00pm Tea N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Non-Relativistic Supergravity Jan Rosseel SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Non-Lorentzian geometry in gravity and string theory Niels Obers SCGP 102
10:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Schwinger-Keldysh effective field theory Kristan Jensen SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:00pm Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry Eric Bergshoeff SCGP 102
3:00pm Tea N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Lifshitz Anisotropy from Boundary Conditions Daniel Grumiller SCGP 102

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9:30am Rigid supersymmetric backgrounds of Newton-Cartan supergravity James Liu SCGP 102
10:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am On the Schrödinger-Newton equation and its conformal-Bargmann symmetries Christian Duval SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
2:00pm Spacetime Reconstruction in Non-Relativistic Holography Cindy Keeler SCGP 102
3:00pm Tea N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Physical stress, mass and energy for non-relativistic matter Matt Roberts SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am A general theory of fluid dynamics with and without boost symmetries Jelle Hartong SCGP 102
10:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Connections in Newton-Cartan Geometry: Intrinsic and Ambient Approaches Xavier Bekaert SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea N/A math Common room

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9:30am Torsional Newton-Cartan gravity from a ‘pre-Newtonian’ expansion of GR Dieter Van den Bleeken SCGP 102
10:30am Coffee N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am The BMS Bootstrap Arjun Bagchi SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:00pm Tea N/A SCGP Cafe

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