Einstein-Cartan Theory as an Averaged Theory of Gravity

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Juliane Behrend (Utrect)
Date: 
December 12th, 2012 at 16:30
Room: 
Maths 103
Abstract: 

In this talk I will show that the construction of a macroscopic theory of gravity for a corpuscular medium along the lines of classical electromagnetism naturally leads to an Einstein-Cartan theory. This theory is assumed to describe the universe on large scales.