S. Tahvildar-Zadeh

Study session on matter fields

Scope of the session: The session will be devoted to the exposition of the recent progress made in our understanding of the solutions of Einstein's equation in presence of matter. This will complement the lecture series which will focus mainly on solutions of the vacuum Einstein equations. There will be three half-hour talks followed by a 5-10 minute discussion period. H.Lindblad (University of California at San Diego) will present his work on the well-posedness of a free-boundary problem for a fluid ball. M.Dafermos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will talk about the stability of Cauchy horizons in spherically symmetric Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field equations. H.Andreasson will talk about global existence of solutions to the Einstein-Vlasov system with T˛ symmetry.