(Friday 9:00 am in SE 311)
Titles link to the slides or the abstracts.Date  Speaker  Title 

Feb 15

Atousa Shirazi (FAU)  
Mar 15

Shannon Ray (FAU)  
Mar 22

George Reifenberger (FAU)  
Mar 29

Xuping Wang (FAU) 


Apr 5

Shawn Wilder (FAU)  
Apr 12

Petr Tsatsin (FAU)  
Apr 19

M.E. Hogan (FAU)  
Apr 26

Bernd Bruegmann (Jena) 
Atousa Shirazi (FAU), February 15
We will discuss the problem of finding a correct canonical measure for the path integral of a constrained system. Our goal is to import this measure into spin foam models, therefore we are interested in the Plebanski Holst formulation of gravity in particular because it has the necessary variables. As a secondary derivation of the measure factor, we start from the ADM formalism and show that it reduces to the same results.
Shannon Ray (FAU), March 15
This talk will discuss the formulation and application of Wang and Yau's definition of energy quasilocally for classical gravity.
Bernd Bruegmann (Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Jena), April 26
Graphics cards have over the years developed into highperformance floating point units. We describe a case study of their use in scientific computing. Concretely, we discuss numerical methods and parallelization strategies for partial differential equations of timedependent tensor fields on a spherical shell using pseudospectral matrix methods. Although this says it all, what we will really do is discuss some general aspects of porting a simple physics example to the GPU that should be accessible to nonexperts interested in GPU computing.