Lucrezia Ravera (Politecnico di Torino)

I will discuss the role of spacetime torsion, in Einstein-Cartan formalism, as a natural,
geometric way to couple gravity to matter.Then, I will present new geometries, in three spacetime
dimensions,which involve a peculiar interplay between the vector and the singlet irreducible
components of the torsion which feature a formal analogy with the equation for a Beltrami