Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
The spacetime diagram of a rotating Bob is analyzed, leading us to conclude that his spatial geometry is curved.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding the physical effects of the rotation on the rotating observers, metal panels of the cylinder and so forth.
• Understanding the properties of a rotating cylinder using a spacetime diagram.
• Understanding curved spaces: The negatively curved space of a rotating observer and the positively curved space representing the real gravitational field of the Sun.
Amanda Peet received her Ph.D. at Stanford University and currently is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, her “intellectual home base.” She is also an Affiliate Member of Perimeter Institute. Amanda's goal is to understand the fundamental dynamics of all forces and particles seen so far in Nature, especially gravity. Broadly: She studies the quantum dynamics of interactions between gravity and matter using string theory, with applications to black holes and cosmology, and links to gauge theory and particle physics.
Join our ISSYP students in meeting one of our researchers and asking her a variety of interesting questions about her life as a theoretical physicist.
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