"Universal'' positive mass theorems

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

17 October 10:00 - 11:00

Marc Herzlich - Université de Montpellier

We revisit Witten's proof of the positive mass theorem in a very general setting where the spinor bundle and the Dirac operator are replaced by any choice of an irreducible natural bundle and a very large choice of first-order operators. As an application, we show that it may lead to a positive mass theorem along the same lines if the necessary curvature conditions are satisfied.
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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