Rita Teixeira da Costa (Princeton)

The APDE seminar on Monday, 11/27, will be given by Rita Teixeira da Costa (Princeton) in-person in Evans 736, and will also be broadcasted online via Zoom from 4:10pm to 5:00pm PST. To participate, please email Federico Pasqualotto (fpasqualotto@berkeley.edu) or Mengxuan Yang (mxyang@math.berkeley.edu).

Title: The Teukolsky equation on Kerr in the full subextremal range |a|<M

Abstract: The Teukolsky equation is one of the fundamental equations governing linear gravitational perturbations of the Kerr black hole family as solutions to the vacuum Einstein equations. We show that solutions arising from suitably regular initial data remain uniformly bounded in the energy space without derivative loss, and satisfy a suitable “integrated local energy decay” statement. A corollary of our work is that such solutions in fact decay inverse polynomially in time. Our proof holds for the entire subextremal range of Kerr black hole parameters, |a|<M. This is joint work with Yakov Shlapentokh-​Rothman (Toronto).