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The Mystery of Expanding Galileo Spacetimes

Special Physics-ITS-Math Colloquium

Date:  TUESDAY, May 14th, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Deady Hall, room 208

Speaker: Beverly Berger, Stanford University

Abstract: For the past 15 years or so, Jim Isenberg and I have been trying to understand the attractor-like behavior we observed in certain mathematical cosmologies (solutions in general relativity with cosmological boundary conditions) in the expanding direction. While others had found similar behavior, we were unable to make any progress, especially with regard to mathematical statements. Finally, Jim’s student Adam Layne (now a postdoc in Sweden) found the key ingredient we had missed. I will introduce the Galileo spacetimes, describe our recent results, and say a few words about Jim

Host: Ray Frey

All attendees are invited to attend a colloquium reception in the Willamette Hall, Paul Olum atrium at 3:30pm.

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