Gauge theories of gravity & energetics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Physics


Gauge theories can be constructed which describe gravitation as a Lagrangian field theory on Minkowski space. Notably, Gauge Theory Gravity (GTG) is the spin-torsion theory that follows from demanding local displacement and rotational invariance. GTG is cast in the unifying mathematical language of geometric algebra, which is well adapted to the gauge theory approach. Currently an `extended Weyl Gauge Theory' (eWGT) is under development which additionally accommodates local scale invariance. Areas of research are solutions to the field equations and their cosmological implications, including possible dark matter/energy effects, and the effects of spin as a gravitational source. We will also study the `gravitational energy problem' and definitions of mass in these theories.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504671/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2021
1948642 Studentship ST/R504671/1 30/09/2017 30/03/2021