PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

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Past events in this series
24 May 2018
12:00
Abstract

In this talk I will start with a brief overview of the Cauchy problem for the Einstein equations of general relativity, and in particular the nonlinear stability of the trivial Minkowski solution in wave gauge as shown by Lindblad and Rodnianski. I will then discuss the Kaluza Klein spacetime of the form $R^{1+3} \times K$ where $K$ is the $n-$torus with the flat metric.  An interesting question to ask is whether this solution to the Einstein equations, viewed as an initial value problem, is stable to small perturbations of the initial data. Motivated by this problem, I will outline how the proof of stability in a restricted class of perturbations in fact follows from the work of Lindblad and Rodnianski, and discuss the physical justification behind this restriction. 

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
31 May 2018
12:00
Christophe Prange
Abstract

This talk is concerned with quantitative periodic homogenization in domains with boundaries. The quantitative analysis near boundaries leads to the study of boundary layers correctors, which have in general a nonperiodic structure. The interaction between the boundary and the microstructure creates geometric resonances, making the study of the asymptotics or continuity properties particularly challenging. The talk is based on work with S. Armstrong, T. Kuusi and J.-C. Mourrat, as well as work by Z. Shen and J. Zhuge

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
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