CMSA General Relativity Seminar: Noncompact n-dimensional Einstein spaces as attractors for the Einstein flow


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February 6, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jinhua Wang - Xiamen University

We prove that along with the Einstein flow, any small perturbations of an $n$($n\geq4$)-dimensional, non-compact negative Einstein space with some "non-positive Weyl tensor” lead to a unique and global solution, and the solution will be attracted to a noncompact Einstein space that is close to the background one. The $n=3$ case has been addressed by Wang-Yuan, while in dimension $n\geq 4$, as we know, negative Einstein metrics in general have non-trivial moduli spaces. This fact is reflected on the structure of Einstein equations, which further indicates no decay for the spatial Weyl tensor. Furthermore, it is suggested in the proof that the mechanic preventing the metric from flowing back to the original Einstein metric lies in the non-decaying character of spatial Weyl tensor. In contrary to the compact case considered in Andersson-Moncrief, our proof is independent of the theory of infinitesimal Einstein deformations. Instead, we take advantage of the inherent geometric structures of Einstein equations and develop an approach of energy estimates for a hyperbolic system of Maxwell type.
Please note: This seminar will take place on Zoom from 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET


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