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Summer Graduate School

Mathematical General Relativity in Cortona, Italy July 29, 2013 - August 09, 2013
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Location: Cortona, Italy
Organizers Justin Corvino (Lafayette College), Pengzi Miao (University of Miami), Giorgio Patrizio (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "Francesco Severi" (INdAM))

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In cooperation with INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica) and the CMI (Clay Mathematical Institute), MSRI will sponsor a summer graduate school (SGS) on Mathematical General Relativity in Cortona during the summer of 2013; the SGS will reprise the very successful school on Mathematical General Relativity held at MSRI in 2012.

Mathematical general relativity is the study of mathematical problems
related to Einstein's theory of gravitation. There are interesting connections between the physical theory and problems in differential geometry and partial differential equations.

The purpose of the summer school is to introduce graduate students to some fundamental aspects of mathematical general relativity, with particular emphasis on the geometry of the Einstein constraint equations and the Positive Mass Theorem.  These topics will comprise a component of the upcoming semester program at MSRI in Fall 2013.

There will be mini-courses, as well as several research lectures.

Downloads for Students:
Intro to General Relativity Notes
Working Sessions
Problems: Geometry Basics
Problems: Scalar Curvature Basics
Problems: Schwarzschild Basics
Problems: Harmonic Function Basics
Problems Related to Fernando Schwartz's Lectures
Problems Related to Lan-Hsuan Huang's Lectures

Special restrictions:

  1. In addition to the nomination at MSRI, a separate Application (Application deadline: April 30, 2013) is required to participate in this workshop.
  2. Participating students are expected to have had courses in graduate real analysis and Riemannian geometry, while a course in graduate-level partial differential equations is recommended.
  3. MSRI can only support students from US institutions.
  4. Due to the small number of students supported by MSRI, only one student per institution will be accepted.

For eligibility and how to apply, see the Summer Graduate Workshop homepage

Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC