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Séminaire d’Analyse et Géométrie


Boundary value problems for Einstein metrics

Michael Singer - University College London

mardi 21 mai 2019 à 14:00
Barre 15-25, 5ème étage, salle 02

Let M be a compact oriented d-dimensional manifold with boundary N. A natural geometric boundary value problem is to find an asymptotically hyperbolic Einstein metric g on (the interior of) M with prescribed ’conformal infinity’ on N. A little more precisely, the problem is to find (Einstein) g with the boundary condition that x ?g tends to a metric h on N as x goes to 0, x being a boundary defining function for N. The prototype is the hyperbolic metric g on the ball, with conformal infinity the round metric on the boundary sphere. Since the pioneering work of Graham and Lee (1991) the problem has attracted attention from a number of authors.
In this talk, I shall explain a gauge-theoretic approach to the problem which works in dimension d=4, and explain how it can be used to obtain some new results for this boundary value problem.

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