Center of mass and constant mean curvature foliations in general relativity

Friday, October 30, 2009 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
We will discuss the existence and uniqueness of the foliation by stable spheres with constant mean curvature for asymptotically flat manifolds satisfying the Regge-Teitelboim condition at infinity. We will first introduce the background and then discuss how the foliation relates to the concept of center of mass in general relativity.
Speaker: 
Lan-Hsuan Huang
Columbia University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314