Analysis Seminar

Title: The stability of black holes with matter
Speaker: Elena Giorgi
Speaker Info: Princeton University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Black holes are fundamental objects in our understanding of the universe. The mathematics behind them has surprising geometric properties, and their dynamics is governed by hyperbolic PDEs. A basic question one may ask is whether these solutions to the Einstein equation are stable under small perturbations, which is a typical requirement to be physically meaningful. We will see how the dispersion of gravitational waves plays a key role in the stability problem, illustrating the main conjectures and some recent theorems regarding the evolution of black holes and their interaction with matter fields.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Zoom; contact organizers for link.
Contact Person: Prof. Jared Wunsch
Contact email: jwunsch@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
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