Unique continuation from infinity for linear waves

13 January 2014
Volker Schlue

I describe recent unique continuation results for linear wave equations obtained jointly with Spyros Alexakis and Arick Shao. They state, informally speaking, that solutions to the linear wave equation on asymptotically flat spacetimes are completely determined, in a neighbourhood of infinity, from their radiation towards infinity, understood in a suitable sense. We find that the mass of the spacetime plays a decisive role in the analysis.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar