Finsler Spacetimes and Gravity

  • Christian PfeiferEmail author
  • Mattias Wohlfarth
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 157)


We consider the geometry of spacetime based on a non-metric, Finslerian, length measure, which, in terms of physics, represents a generalized clock. Our definition of Finsler spacetimes ensure a well defined notion of causality, a precise description of observers and a geometric background for field theories. Moreover we present our Finsler geometric extension of the Einstein equations, which determine the geometry of Finsler spacetimes dynamically.


Tangent Space Tangent Bundle Finsler Geometry Timelike Vector Weak Equivalence Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.II. Institut für Theoretische Physik und Zentrum für Mathematische PhysikUniversität Hamburg Luruper Chaussee 149HamburgGermany

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