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Global Nonlinear Stability of Schwarzschild Spacetime under Polarized Perturbations(AMS-210)$
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Jérémie Szeftel and Sergiu Klainerman

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691212425

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691212425.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
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(p.iii) Global Nonlinear Stability of Schwarzschild Spacetime under Polarized Perturbations
Author(s):

Sergiu Klainerman

Jérémie Szeftel

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691212425.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides a quick review of the basic concepts of general relativity relevant to this work. The main object of Albert Einstein's general relativity is the spacetime. The nonlinear stability of the Kerr family is one of the most pressing issues in mathematical general relativity today. Roughly, the problem is to show that all spacetime developments of initial data sets, sufficiently close to the initial data set of a Kerr spacetime, behave in the large like a (typically another) Kerr solution. This is not only a deep mathematical question but one with serious astrophysical implications. Indeed, if the Kerr family would be unstable under perturbations, black holes would be nothing more than mathematical artifacts. The goal of this book is to prove the nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild spacetime under axially symmetric polarized perturbations, namely, solutions of the Einstein vacuum equations for asymptotically flat 1 + 3 dimensional Lorentzian metrics which admit a hypersurface orthogonal spacelike Killing vectorfield Z with closed orbits.

Keywords:   general relativity, spacetime, Kerr spacetime, Kerr solution, black holes, Schwarzschild spacetime, Einstein vacuum equations, nonlinear stability, polarized perturbations

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