Nonlinear stability of Minkowski spacetime for self-gravitating massive fields

Monday, November 6, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
I will discuss the global evolution problem for self-gravitating massive matter in the context of Einstein's theory and, more generally, of the f(R)-theory of gravity. In collaboration with Yue Ma (Xian), by analyzing the Einstein equations in wave gauge coupled to Klein-Gordon equations, I have established that Minkowski spacetime is globally nonlinearly stable in presence of massive fields. This extends fundamental works by Christodoulou and Klainerman and by Lindblad and Rodnianski, who were concerned with vacuum spacetimes and massless fields.
Phillippe LeFloch
Paris 6
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314