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The multiple facets of symmetry in Einstein gravity

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I will give an overview of the concept of symmetry in Einstein gravity ranging from very known to less known types of symmetry. I will show how these symmetries are the hint of a deeper structure which depends on the context but also has universal aspects. I will discuss in particular asymptotic BMS symmetry, conformal symmetry and the newer concept of symplectic symmetry. I will finally show how conformal symmetry controls physical phenomena in the vicinity of extremal Kerr black holes.

This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Colloquium series.

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