Seminar on

Mathematical General Relativity


 Philippe G. LeFloch (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie)

Ghani Zeghib (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon)

With the financial support of the ANR Project

“Mathematical General Relativity. Analysis and geometry of spacetimes with low regularity”

Thursday January 5, 2012

Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Lecture room 15-25 326 (third floor)

14h  Alain Bachelot (Bordeaux) Klein-Gordon equation on the Anti-de Sitter universe AdS5

Abstract.  We consider the Klein-Gordon equation on the Poincaré chart of the 5-dimensional Anti-de Sitter universe. When the mass is larger than −1, the Cauchy problem is well posed despite the loss of global hyperbolicity due to the time-like horizon. We express all finite energy solutions in the form of a continuous Kaluza-Klein tower. We investigate the case of gravitational fluctuations, and  electromagnetic waves. The propagation of the wave front set shows that the horizon acts like a perfect mirror. We establish several results on the asymptotic behavior: dispersive estimates, global Strichartz estimates, existence of a lacuna, equi-partition of the energy. We address the cosmological model of the `negative tension’ Minkowski brane. We prove that the hyperbolic mixed problem is well-posed and that all normalizable solutions can be expanded in a discrete Kaluza-Klein tower. Finally, we obtain some L2−L∞ estimates in suitable weighted Sobolev spaces.

15h30 Gilles Carron (Nantes) Rigidity of critical metrics

Abstract. We explain how an elementary idea (existence of bubble of curvature) can be used to proved new and old rigidity results for critical metrics. For instance, we re-prove an old result by M. Anderson that, for an Einstein metric, we get a control on the curvature from a control on the volume.