Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and Dynamics
Collaborative Research Centre TRR 191
 
A1, A2, A3, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7
2017-2020
Dynamics & Variational Methods
B7: Lorentz and contact geometry
Nemirovski, Suhr
Abstract:
The project will continue to investigate the relations between contact and Lorentzian geometry. The meeting point of both fields is the natural contact structure existing on the space of null geodesics NX of a spacetime X whenever that space happens to be a smooth Hausdorff manifold. The geometry of NX reflects important properties of the spacetime. A recent example is the obstruction to conformal extendibility of causally simple spacetimes found by Hedicke and Suhr.
Group:
 
Dr. Stefan Nemirovski (PI)
mail: stefan.nemirovski at rub.de
phone: 0234 / 32 23331
room: IB 3/93
Faculty of Mathematics
Ruhr-University Bochum
Dr. Stefan Suhr (PI)
mail: stefan.suhr at rub.de
phone: 0234 / 32 27393
room: IB 3/81
Faculty of Mathematics
Ruhr-University Bochum
Souheib Allout (ds)
mail: souheib.allout at rub.de
phone: 0234 / 32 23352
room: IB 3/85
Faculty of Mathematics
Ruhr-University Bochum
Impressum Institution of DFG, MI University of Cologne, FM Ruhr-University Bochum and MI University of Heidelberg