Gauge-fixing and spacetime reconstruction in the Hamiltonian theory of cosmological perturbations

Speaker and affiliation: 
Alice Boldrin (Szkoła Doktorska NCBJ)
Thu, 2022-05-19 09:00 to 10:00

I will present a general formalism for the Hamiltonian description of any spatially homogeneous spacetime in perturbation theory. I will employ and refine the Dirac method for constrained systems, which is very well-suited to cosmological perturbations. This approach includes a discussion of the gauge-invariant dynamics of perturbations as well as an analysis of gauge transformations, gauge-fixing, partial gauge-fixing and spacetime reconstruction. I will introduce the Kuchař parametrization of the kinematical phase space as a convenient tool for studying the gauge transformations.