MCIS Seminar - "The Role of Lie Groups in Fundamental Physics"
"The Role of Lie Groups in Fundamental Physics" Dr. John Mason (WSCU)
Nov 01, 2013
from 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
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Mathematics works extremely well for describing how Nature behaves, and Nature at the most microscopic distance scales is no exception. Lie Groups play an essential role in the way the basic constituents of matter are organized and appear as "symmetries" of the fundamental laws of Physics. I shall introduce the role of Lie groups in physics by discussing the example of Electromagnetism since it exhibits the simplest of the Lie groups, SO(2). Then I shall discuss other Lie groups relevant to fundamental physics.
Refreshments will be served.