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Marginally outer trapped surfaces and "null" mean curvature flows

Connections for Women: Mathematical General Relativity September 03, 2013 - September 04, 2013

September 04, 2013 (03:00 PM PDT - 03:30 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Kristen Moore (Telstra)
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Abstract We introduce new geometric evolution equations for hypersurfaces in asymptotically flat Riemannian manifolds, and discuss a natural application of these null mean curvature flows to locating marginally outer trapped surfaces (MOTS) - which play the role of quasi-local black hole boundaries in general relativity
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