A general unique continuation theorem for the Einstein equations

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
I will discuss a unique continuation result for the vacuum Einstein equations across bifurcate horizons. The main result uses a recent Carleman estimate of Ionescu and Klainerman, together with some geometric gauge constructions. More broadly I will indicate how Carleman estimates for the wave operator can be used to derive unique continuation for the Einstein equations.
Speaker: 
Spyridon Alexakis
MIT
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110