The Black Hole Stability Problem

Felix-Klein Colloquium 

Mittwoch, 11. April 2018, 16:30 Uhr

  • Prof. Dr. Gustav Holzegel (Imperial College London)  
  • Felix-Klein Hörsaal
In October 2017 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves. These waves have been produced by the merger of two black holes, 1.3 billion light years away.
While we are very far from a mathematical understanding of the interaction of two black holes within Einstein’s theory of general relativity, significant progress has been made understanding the dynamics of one black hole near equilibrium (stability). Already here very difficult mathematical challenges arise both from the non-linear nature of the Einstein equations and from the interplay of the intricate black hole geometries with the PDE analysis. I will report on progress that has been made in the last decade on the analysis of black hole spacetimes. This will include describing some of the techniques from geometry and the theory of hyperbolic partial differential equations that have been developed in the context of the stability problem. 


Vor dem Vortrag gibt es ab 15:30 Tee/Kaffee im Dozentenzimmer im 5.OG des Paulinums.

Letzte Änderung: 6. April 2018