Scientific program and aims

The goal of the Geometric aspects of General Relativity school is to introduce a broad audience of mathematicians and especially young researchers to a selection of currently very active fields of research.

It will be centered on themes of high current interest in mathematical relaticity, with a strong emphasis on the differential geometric side of the theory. Ph. D students are especially invited to attend.

Three mini-courses of approx. 4 hours will be given. They will be accessible to anyone having a classical knowledge of Riemannian geometry:

  • Piotr. T. Chrusciel (University of Vienna, Austria) : Introduction to the mathematical theory of black holes
  • Michael Eichmair (University of Vienna, Austria) : Horizons in General Relativity : geometric problems (tentative title)
  • Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University, NY, USA) : On the notion of quasilocal mass in General Relativity

In addition, a few 40-minute long talks will be organized.