Henrique Gomes

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University of Cambridge

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Research Interests

I am mainly interested in theories of gravity that have a nicer formulation in terms of space and time, as opposed to space-time. Although I do believe that general relativity is the most beautiful theory in physics, I also think that geometrodynamics (a description of the evolution of spatial geometry through time) is more in line with our experience and with quantum mechanics. Besides, there are ways (and reasons) for theories of geometrodynamics to also express an effective relativity of simultaneity.

Recent Publications

  • 1. H. Gomes; Semi-classical locality for the non-relativistic path integral in configuration space Found. of Phys. vol. 48 (2017) 13 pp. 2. H. Gomes and D. Guariento; Hamiltonian analysis of the cuscuton, Phys. Rev. D, no. 10, 104049 (2017) 10 pp. 3. H. Gomes and A. Riello; The Observer"s Ghost: notes on a field-space connection. JHEP, vol. 017, 1705 (2017) 19 pp. 4. H. Gomes, T. Koslowski, F. Mercati, A. Napoletano; Gravitational collapse of thin shells of dust in Shape Dynamics Phys. Rev. D, vol. 95 044013 (2016) 10 pp. 5. H. Gomes and V. Shyam; Extending the rigidity of general relativity. J. Math. Phys. vol 57, 112503 (2016) 26 pp. 6. M. Cortes, H. Gomes and L. Smolin; Time-asymmetric extensions of general relativity, Phys. Rev. D, vol 92. 043502 (2015) 10 pp. 7. H. Gomes, S. Gryb, T. Koslowski, F. Mercati, L. Smolin; A Shape Dynamical Approach to Holographic Renormalization , Eur.Phys.J., vol C75. (2015) 27 pp. 8. S. Carlip and H. Gomes; Lorentz Invariance in Shape Dynamics Class. Quantum Grav. vol 32 015021 (2015) 13 pp. 9. H. Gomes; Conformal geometrodynamics regained: gravity from duality, Annals of Physics, vol 355. (2015) pp. 224-240 10. H. Gomes and G. Herczeg; A Rotating Black Hole Solution for Shape Dynamics Class. Quantum Grav. vol 31. 175014 (2014) 13 pp. 11. H. Gomes; A Birkhoff theorem for Shape Dynamics, Class. Quantum Grav. vol 31. 085008 (2014) 13 pp. 12. H. Gomes A first look at Weyl anomalies in shape dynamics, J. Math Phys. vol 54. 112302 (2013) 15 pp. 13. H. Gomes, S. Gryb, T. Koslowski and F. Mercati; The gravity/CFT correspondence, Eur.Phys.J., vol C75. 2275 (2013) 5 pp. 14. H. Gomes; PoincarĂ© invariance and asymptotic flatness in Shape Dynamics, Phys. Rev. D, vol 88. 024047 (2013) 22 pp. 15. H. Gomes and T. Koslowski; Frequently asked questions about Shape Dynamics, Foundations of Physics, vol 43. (2013) pp. 1428-1458