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Special Colloquium

The stability of black holes with matter

Elena Giorgi, Princeton University

Location:  Via Zoom
Date & time: Monday, 30 November 2020 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Abstract: 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.

These talks are for the local Rutgers Math Community only, Zoom links will be sent by the Department Chair via email.]