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MGR Programmatic Seminar: The angular momentum-mass inequality for general axisymmetric initial data October 15, 2013 (01:30PM PDT - 02:30PM PDT)
Parent Program: Mathematical General Relativity
Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
Speaker(s) Marcus Khuri (SUNY)
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Consider axisymmetric initial data for the Einstein equations, satisfying the dominant energy condition, and having two ends, one asymptotically flat and the other either asymptotically flat or asymptotically cylindrical.

Heuristic physical arguments lead to the following inequality m≥√|J| relating the total mass and angular momentum. Equality should be achieved if and only if the data arise from the exrteme Kerr spacetime. Dain established this inequality (along with the corresponding rigidity statement) when the data are maximal and vacuum, and subsequently several authors have improved upon and extended these results. Here we consider the general non-maximal case in which the matter fields satisfy the dominant energy condition, and introduce a natural deformation back to the maximal case which preserves all the relevant geometry. This procedure may then be used to establish the angular momentum-mass inequality (and rigidity

statement) in the general case, assuming that a solution exists to a canonical system of two elliptic equations. This is joint work with Ye Sle Cha.

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