Rita Teixeira da Costa (Cambridge)

The APDE seminar on Monday, 4/26, will be given by Rita Teixeira da Costa online via Zoom from 12.10pm to 1.00pm PT (note the time change). To participate, email Georgios Moschidis (gmoschidis@berkeley.edu) or Federico Pasqualotto (fpasqualotto@berkeley.edu).

Title: Oscillations in wave map systems and an application to General Relativity

Abstract: Due to their nonlinear nature, the Einstein equations are not closed under weak convergence. Compactness singulaties associated to highly oscillatory solutions may be identified with some non-trivial matter. In 1989, Burnett conjectured that, for vacuum sequences, this matter produced in the limit is captured by the Einstein-massless Vlasov model. 
In this talk, we give a proof of Burnett’s conjecture under some gauge and symmetry assumptions, improving previous work by Huneau—Luk from 2019. Our methods are more general, and apply to oscillating sequences of solutions to the wave maps equation in (1+2)-dimensions.
This is joint work with André Guerra (University of Oxford).