10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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The nuts and bolts of higher curvature gravity (G)*

13 Jun 2018, 12:00
SUB 302 (cap.40) (Dalhousie University)

SUB 302 (cap.40)

Dalhousie University

Oral Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) W2-4 General Relativity II (DTP) | Relativité générale II (DPT)


Mr Robie Hennigar (University of Waterloo)


I will discuss recent work constructing Taub-NUT/Bolt solutions in general higher curvature theories of gravity. A broad class of theories known as generalized quasi-topological gravities (that include general relativity as a special case) allow for results non-perturbative in the higher curvature couplings, and we see a number of interesting differences compared to general relativity. General results can be obtained, valid for any theory of gravity, and I will comment on their implications in light of the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Primary author

Mr Robie Hennigar (University of Waterloo)


Dr Robert Mann (University of Waterloo) Dr Pablo Bueno (KU Leuven ) Mr Pablo Cano (IFT UAM-CSIC)

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