Spacetime positive mass theorem

Workshop on Geometric Functionals: Analysis and Applications
Topic:Spacetime positive mass theorem
Speaker:Lan-Hsuan Huang
Affiliation:University of Connecticut; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, March 5
Time/Room:11:30am - 12:30pm/Simonyi Hall 101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/ws/2019/0305-Lan-HsuanHuang

Abstract: The spacetime positive mass theorem says that an asymptotically flat initial data set with the dominant energy condition must have a timelike energy-momentum vector, unless the initial data set is in the Minkowski spacetime. We will review backgrounds and recent progress toward this statement.