What is curved spacetime?

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Speaker: 
Rick Schoen
Institution: 
UC Irvine
Time: 
Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
MSTB 124

This will be a general lecture introducing the spacetime of relativity.
Most discussions will concern the Minkowski spacetime (flat space) and the
Schwarzschild spacetime, but we will try to hint at the nature of the Einstein
equations and how they determine spacetime from initial data.