Yamabe Lecture

Title: On the Uniqueness of Black Holes
Speaker: Professor Sergiu Klainerman
Speaker Info: Princeton University
Brief Description:
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium

An important conjecture concerning Black Holes in General Relativity asserts that, under reasonable assumptions, any stationary, asymptotically flat solution of the Einstein vacuum equations must be isometric to the well known Kerr solution. The conjecture has been settled in the case of real analytic space-times but has been wide opened in the more realistic smooth regime.

Recently, in collaboration with A. Ionescu, we have developed a new strategy to settle the conjecture based on the Mars-Simon tensor and geometric Carleman type estimates.

Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Gui-Qiang Chen
Contact email: gqchen@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-553
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