Peter Aichelburg (Vienna): Is the Equivalence Principle useful for understanding General Relativity?

Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2020 16:00

Zoom Meeting:

Literaturseminar der Gravitationsphysik: No doubt, the Equivalence Principle is at the heart of General Relativity, tested in many aspects. It is often used to discuss qualitatively the influence of gravity on physical phenomena.
But can this also be made more precise? In this elementary talk I compare clock rates, frequency shifts, light deflection and even time delay in simple static spacetimes to the analog phenomena seen by accelerated observers in Minkowski space.