Conformal Killing Initial Data

General Relativity, Geometry and Analysis: beyond the first 100 years after Einstein

24 September 11:00 - 12:00

Igor Khavkine - Czech Academy of Sciences

We find necessary and sufficient conditions ensuring that the vacuum development of an initial data set of the Einstein's field equations admits a conformal Killing vector. We refer to these conditions as conformal Killing initial data (CKID) and they extend the well-known Killing initial data that have been known for a long time. The procedure used to find the CKID is a classical argument based on the computation of a suitable propagation identity. The propagation identity is valid in any pseudo-Riemannian signature. In Lorentzian signature it involves hyperbolic operators, while in Riemannian it involves elliptic ones, which may be of independent interest. (Based on arXiv:1905.01231, with A. García-Parrado.)
Lars Andersson
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Mattias Dahl
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Philippe G. LeFloch
Sorbonne University
Richard Schoen
University of California, Irvine


Mattias Dahl


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