CMSA General Relativity Program: A brief overview of recent developments in relativistic fluids


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May 16, 2022 - May 17, 2022

Profssor Marcelo Disconzi

In this series of lectures, we will discuss some recent developments in the field of relativistic fluids, considering both the motion of relativistic fluids in a fixed background or coupled to Einstein’s equations. The topics to be discussed will include: the relativistic free-boundary Euler equations with a physical vacuum boundary, a new formulation of the relativistic Euler equations tailored to applications to shock formation, and formulations of relativistic fluids with viscosity.

1. Set-up, review of standard results, physical motivation.
2. The relativistic Euler equations: null structures and the problem of shocks.
3. The free-boundary relativistic Euler equations with a physical vacuum boundary.
4. Relativistic viscous fluids.


May 16 – 17, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, ET, each day

Location: Hybrid. CMSA main seminar room, G-10. Zoom link will be available.

All in-person attendees must register online.

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