Non-Riemannian Gravitation, Scalar Fields, Spin and Spacetime

Non-Riemannian gravitation is a generalisation of Einstein's theory in which the geometrical torsion and metric gradient fields have non-zero values. These fields are responsible for the existence of gravi-electric charge, an analogue of ordinary electric charge but of entirely gravitational origin. Work is in progress on the problem of understanding the relevance of these new interactions in the context of both the micro and macro-structure of the universe.


< Industrial Mathematics and Gravity Group
< Professor R.W.Tucker
< Physics Department
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