Seminar on

Mathematical General Relativity

Organizers: Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton)

Philippe G. LeFloch (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie) Gabriele Veneziano (Collège de France)

With the financial support of  the Fondation des Sciences Mathématiques de Paris


Monday February 14, 2011

Institut Henri Poincaré

Lecture room 01


11h – Qian Wang (IHES & Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam) Breakdown criterion for Einstein Vacuum equations in CMC gauge

Abstract. I will report my recent work on the geometric criterion for the breakdown of Einstein vacuum space-times with the constant mean curvature (CMC) foliation. In this work, the criterion is formulated in terms of time-integrability of the sup- norms of the second fundamental form and derivatives of the lapse function associated to CMC foliation of the space-time. This result is obtained through deriving uniform lower bound on the null radius of injectivity of the light cones. I will sketch the main idea of the proof.

14h – Piotr Chrusciel (Vienna) On the general relativistic constraint equations

Abstract. I will present some new results with Rafe Mazzeo on the construction of solutions of the constraint equations with cylindrical ends.