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Public Lecture of Professor Shing-Tung Yau, March 26

The Simons Center is pleased to present a public lecture of Professor Shing-Tung Yau, March 26

Monday March 26 at 4:30pm in the Simons Center, Room 103

Title: Geometry of spacetime and mass in general relativity

Abstract: I shall discuss the role of geometry in creating the space time that is fundamental to the physics of general relativity. I shall also discuss fundamental concepts such as mass, linear momentum and angular momentum in general relativity. The lack of continuous symmetries in general spacetime makes it difficult to define such quantities and I shall explain how the difficulty can be overcome by the works of Brown-York, Liu-Yau and Wang -Yau.

This public talk is associated with the workshop on Mass in General Relativity, to be held at at the Simons Center March 26 – 30, 2018. More details on the workshop, including the full schedule of talks, can be found here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/21034
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