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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: The non-linear stability problem for black holes spacetimes

Presented by Mihalis Dafermos, DPMMS, Cambridge

27 April 2007 13:00 in CM221

The notion of black hole plays a central role in general relativity.
Nonetheless, the most basic physical questions about black holes
remain unanswered, in particular, the question of their stability with
respect to perturbation of initial data. In this talk, I will discuss how
this problem is mathematically formulated. I will then present
what is known to be true for both the fully nonlinear and the related
linearised problem. I will compare with heuristic arguments which often
appear in the literature. All values of the cosmological constant will be
considered.

Contact james.lucietti@durham.ac.uk for more information