Fletcher to speak at Munich conference
- April 24, 2013
- Presenting paper on relativity
Fifth year LPS graduate student Sam Fletcher will present research at an upcoming
workshop on reduction and emergence in physics, hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical
Philosophy, at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Fletcher's paper
concerns how to understand the relationship between general relativity, our current
best theory of space, time, and gravitation, and the older Newtonian theory of gravity.
He argues that previous work on this relationship has rested on an unacknowledged
assumption regarding when certain sequences converge, and seeks to develop ways of
either justifying or weakening this assumption.