12-16 March 2018
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University
Europe/Berlin timezone

P. Horvathy: A unified framework for Galilei and Carroll symmetry

15 Mar 2018, 11:00
30m
02.430 (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University)

02.430

Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University

Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

Description

Whereas the usual Wigner-In\"on\"u contraction $c\to\infty$ of the Poincar\'e group yields the Galilei group, another $c\to0$ contraction yields the ``Carroll group" of L\'evy-Leblond. Both boost-invariant theories are conveniently unified within the ``Eisenhart-Duval'' framework. Plane gravitational waves carry a non-trivially implemented Carroll symmetry with broken rotations.

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