Speaker: Pei-Ken Hung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Einstein's gravity and stability of black holes

Date: 01/24/2020

Time: 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Place: C304 Wells Hall

Though Einstein's fundamental theory of general relativity has already celebrated its one hundredth birthday, there are still many outstanding unsolved problems. The Kerr stability conjecture is one of the most important open problems, which posits that the Kerr metrics are stable solutions of the vacuum Einstein equation. Over the past decade, there have been huge advances towards this conjecture based on the study of wave equations in black hole spacetimes and structures in the Einstein equation. In this talk, I will discuss the recent progress in the stability problems with special focus on the wave gauge.