JOINT EVENT

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, LAURIER FACULTY OF SCIENCE

WATERLOO | CANADA

Extended Theories of Gravitation

We shall introduce Extended Theories of
Gravitation which extend standard General Relativity by allowing geometries on spacetime
more general than the usual Lorentzian metric structure. Palatini f(R)-theories are considered as an example and application.
Their ability to model dark matter and dark energy as the effect of modified dynamics of gravitational field
rather than fundamental matter fields and applications to cosmology will be discussed.

Since 2011 Lorenzo Fatibene is full professor of Mathematical Physics at
the Department of Mathematics “Giuseppe Peano” of the University of Torino (Italy).
He had a degree in Physics (1992) and PhD in Mathematics (1999) and he
has been researcher at University of Torino between 1999 and 2011.
His research interests are in geometrical methods for field theory,
variational calculus and conservation laws in generally covariant and
gauge theories. Recently, he is investigating extended theories of gravitation and their
applications to astrophysical and cosmological models.

Contact at the MS2Discovery Research Institute: Manuele Santoprete (Host of the speaker, Multidisciplinary
Talk, Tectons 3, and others)
**Refreshments will be provided**

Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo

This event is hosted by the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute