Applied Analysis

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Date, time & place Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 002Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)


16:00-17:30   Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Philippe G. LeFloch (Sorbonne University and CNRS)
Einstein spacetimes: dispersion, localization, collapse, and bouncing (English)
[ Abstract ]
I will overview recent developments on Einstein's field equations of general relativity, especially the global evolution problem from initial data sets. A variety of phenomena may arise in this evolution: gravitational waves, dispersion, collapse, formation of singularities, and bouncing. While many problems remain widely open and very challenging, in the past decades major mathematical advances were made for several classes of spacetimes. I will review recent results on the (1) nonlinear stability of Minkowski spacetime, (2) localization problem at infinity, (3) collapse of spherically symmetric fields, and (4) scattering through quiescent singularity. This talk is based on joint work with Y. Ma (Xi'an), T.-C. Nguyen (Montpellier), F. Mena (Lisbon), B. Le Floch (Paris), and G. Veneziano (Geneva).
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