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MGR Programmatic Seminar: Exploring the corner: linearised gravitational waves near space-like and null-infinity November 25, 2013 (01:30 PM PST - 02:30 PM PST)
Parent Program: Mathematical General Relativity
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Joerg Frauendiener (University of Otago)
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The conformal compactification introduced by Penrose in the late 1960s provides an interesting approach towards the numerical simulation of global properties of space-times. The work by Friedrich has put Penrose’s approach onto a firm mathematical footing, giving wellposedness and stability results for several finite initial (boundary) value problems of the (generalized) conformal field equations. In this talk we will discuss the geometrical and analytical foundations of these ideas and we present preliminary results for the evolution of linearized gravitational fields i.e., the zero-rest-mass spin-2 fields on Minkowski space.

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