A study of asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds in mathematical relativity
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis consists of ve papers where certain problems arising in mathematical relativity are studied in the context of asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds.
In Paper A we deal with constant mean curvature solutions of the Einstein-scalar field constraint equations on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds. Conditions on the scalar field and its potential are given which lead to existence and non-existence results.
In Paper B we construct non-constant mean curvature solutions of the constraint equations on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds. Our approach consists in decreasing a certain exponent appearing in the equations, constructing solutions of these sub-critical equations and then letting the exponent tend to its true value. We prove that if a certain limit equation admits no non-trivial solution, then the set of solutions of the constraint equations is non empty and compact. W ealso give conditions ensuring that the limit equation admits no nontrivial solution. This is a joint work with Romain Gicquaud.
In this Paper C we obtain Penrose type inequalities for asymptotically hyperbolic graphs. In certain cases we prove that equality is attained only by the anti-de Sitter Schwarzschild metric. This is a joint work with Mattias Dahl and Romain Gicquaud.
In Paper D we construct a solution to the Jang equation on an asymptotically hyperbolic manifold with a certain asymptotic behaviour at infinity.
In Paper E we study asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds which are also conformally hyperbolic outside a ball of fixed radius, and for which the positive mass theorem holds. For such manifolds we show that when the mass tends to zero the metric converges uniformly tot he hyperbolic metric. This is a joint work with Mattias Dahl and Romain Gicquaud.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. , vii, 52 p.
Trita-MAT. MA, ISSN 1401-2278 ; 12:05
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102874DiVA: diva2:557156
2012-10-15, Sal F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Isenberg, James, Professor
Dahl, Mattias, Docent
QC 201209282012-09-282012-09-272012-09-28Bibliographically approved
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