#### High Energy Theory Seminar- Kristan Jensen, Stony Brook, “Galilean fields in curved spacetime”

I will discuss various aspects of non-relativistic field theories on a curved, background spacetime. First things first, we need to know what sort of geometry these theories couple to, as well as the symmetries we ought to impose. I will argue that Galilean-invariant theories should be coupled to a form of Newton-Cartan geometry in which one enforces a one-form shift symmetry, which amounts to a covariant version of invariance under Galilean boosts. I will focus on two main applications of this result, namely consequences of these symmetries at nonzero temperature and an introductory analysis of ’t Hooft anomalies.

**Location:**
PCTS Seminar Room

**Date/Time: **09/22/14
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2:30 pm
- 09/22/14
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3:30 pm

**Category: **High Energy Theory Seminar

**Department: **Physics