Gravity and non-locality

I will talk about the relation between non-local theories and gravity. The main thesis is that non-local field theories naturally induce gravity, even at the classical level. Supporting this idea, I will study bi-local scalar field theories, which involve minimal deviations from locality. We will treat them both, bi-local theories and gravity perturbatively. We will see that bi-local theories encode gravity together with higher spin fields.

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Seminar
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Bob Room
Room #: 
405