CMSA General Relativity Seminar: Fluid stabilization in slowly expanding cosmological spacetimes


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November 7, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10
Address: 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

David Fajman - University of Vienna

 Relativistic fluids are known to form shocks during their evolution from near-homogeneous initial data.
In expanding spacetimes, shock formation is suppressed, if the expansion is sufficiently strong. We refer to this effect as fluid stabilization.
The occurrence of this phenomenon depends on features of the fluid and has implications for our understanding of structure formation and cosmological evolution.
While the effect is well studied in the regime of accelerated expansion, in recent years it has been shown that fluid stabilization occurs as well in spacetimes with slower expansion rates.
In this talk we present different recent results on fluid stabilization in slowly expanding spacetimes and aspects of the methods involved in the respective proofs.


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