First order differential operators on spacetimes with timelike boundary

14.01.2021, 16:15  –  Online-Seminar
Forschungsseminar Differentialgeometrie

Penelope Gehring (UP)

Boundary value problems for elliptic first order differential operators on Riemannian manifolds are rather well understood. Recently, Bär-Strohmaier introduced APS-conditions for the Dirac operator on spacetimes with spacelike boundary and proved a Lorentzian index theorem. This, as well as the increasing relevance of the anti-de Sitter spacetime in theoretical physics, motivates to also take a look at boundary value problems on spacetimes with timelike boundary. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to globally hyperbolic manifolds with timelike boundary and differential operators on these manifolds. Then, I will give an overview of some recent developments on local boundary conditions and some ongoing work on global boundary conditions in this setting.

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