Stability of Axisymmetric Stationary Einstein--Vlasov Bodies

Ellery Ames (HSU)

Feb 25. 2021, 17:30 — 18:30

Numerical investigations support the existence of axisymmetric stationary Einstein--Vlasov bodies; that is, solutions with finite mass and compact support. A conjecture going back to Zel'dovitch, Novikov, and others states that along a parameterized sequence of such bodies, the members become unstable at the maximum of the binding energy. In this talk I will present results of our recent numerical investigations into this conjecture in the axisymmetric setting, as well as results on the dynamics of perturbed stationary states. 

Further Information
Erwin Schrödinger Institute - virtual
Associated Event:
Mathematical Perspectives of Gravitation beyond the Vacuum Regime (Online Workshop)
Håkan Andréasson (CUT, Gothenburg)
David Fajman (U Vienna)
Jérémie Joudioux (MPIGP, Potsdam)
Todd Oliynyk (Monash U, Melbourne)