99 years of General Relativity

July 28- August 1, 2014

ESI-EMS-IAMP Summer school on Mathematical Relativity

Mathematical General Relativity is a timely topic, with outstanding recent progress in the field by many authors, with growing interest both in the physics and mathematical community. The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to the topics which are currently being studied. The target audience is graduate students and postdocs, both physicists and mathematicians, interested in mathematical general relativity.

There will be 27 hours of lectures, as follows:

  1. "Introduction to differential geometry" by Robert Beig (Vienna); two hours
  2. "Introduction to general relativity" by Marc Mars (Salamanca); three hours
  3. "Lorentzian causality" by Gregory Galloway (Miami); five hours
  4. "Constraint equations" by Justin Corvino (Lafayette); five hours
  5. "The Evolution problem in General Relativity" by Hans Ringstroem (KTH Stockholm): five hours
  6. "Wave equations on black hole space-times" by Gustav Holzegel (Imperial, London); five hours
  7. "The galactic center" by Stefan Gillessen (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching); two hours

The last hour or half-hour of each course will be an overview of current research in the area.

Participants are invited to submit posters of their work; poster sessions will be planned accordingly at designated time slots between lectures.

The school is supported by the European Mathematical Society, the International Association of Mathematical Physics, the US National Science Foundation and the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, where it will take place.

The members of the scientific committee are Robert Beig (Vienna), Piotr T. Chruściel (Vienna), Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton), Helmut Friedrich (AEI Golm), Gregory Galloway (Miami), and Richard Schoen (Stanford).

The school is organised by Robert Beig and Piotr T. Chruściel.