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Introductory Workshop: Mathematical Relativity September 09, 2013 - September 13, 2013
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2013 12 months ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: June 09, 2013 about 1 year ago
Parent Program: Mathematical General Relativity
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers LEAD Justin Corvino (Lafayette College), Greg Galloway (University of Miami), Hans Ringström (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
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Mathematical relativity is a very widely ranging area of mathematical study, spanning differential geometry, elliptic and hyperbolic PDE, and dynamical systems. We introduce in this workshop some of the leading areas of current interest associated with problems in cosmology, the theory of black holes, and the geometry and physics of the Cauchy problem (initial data constraints and evolution) for the Einstein equations.

The introductory workshop serves as an overview to the overlying programmatic theme. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Sep 09, 2013
Monday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Spacetime Geometry: A Setting for General Relativity
Daniel Pollack (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  The Einstein Field Equations: A PDE Perspective
Daniel Pollack (University of Washington)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The conformal method of constructing Cauchy data for the Einstein equations
David Maxwell (University of Alaska)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  MSRI Evans Talk: On the topology of black holes and beyond.
Greg Galloway (University of Miami)
Sep 10, 2013
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to decay of fields outside black holes.
Pieter Blue (University of Edinburgh)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  The conformal method of constructing Cauchy data for the Einstein equations
David Maxwell (University of Alaska)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The cosmic censorship conjectures
Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Constructing localized solutions of the Einstein constraint equations
Richard Schoen (Stanford University)
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Sep 11, 2013
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Further topics in decay of fields outside black holes.
Pieter Blue (University of Edinburgh)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  The cosmic censorship conjectures
Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton University)
Sep 12, 2013
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Quasi-local mass in general relativity
Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Null hypersurfaces in Lorentzian spacetimes
Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Density Theorems for the Einstein Constraint Equations
Lan-Hsuan Huang (University of Connecticut)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  An introduction to the Penrose inequality conjecture
Marc Mars (University of Salamanca)
Sep 13, 2013
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Quasi-local mass in general relativity
Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Gravitational radiation - a geometric-analytic approach
Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Cosmology
Hans Ringström (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea