Current seminars







In addition to the Vienna relativity seminars, the calendars above sometimes contain other events of interest to members of the relativity group. The seminars of the Vienna relativity group are listed below.

Currently (unless indicated otherwise) all seminars take place on Wednesday at 14:15 in Seminarraum A, Währinger Strasse 17, 2nd Floor.

The Mathematical Physics Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 13.45.

The Particle Physics Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 16.15.


  • Wednesday, May 15th, 14:15, ESI
    Arthur Touati (IHES): Initial data for stability theorems in general relativity

Abstract: In this talk I will present two recent results on the construction of initial data solving the constraint equations and which suits the decay requirements of either Minkowski stability or Kerr stability. The Minkowski result is the most technical since KIDS are handle by Kerr asymptotics, the control of which requires some work. The Kerr result benefits from the presence of the event horizon and the freedom in choosing the boundary condition for the conformal method. In particular, we are able to completely avoid the KIDS. This is joint work with Allen Juntao Fang and Jérémie Szeftel.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 14:15, ESI, Boltzmanngasse 9A, main lecture hall
    Filip Ficek (Vienna): Dynamics of conformal scalar field in asymptotically-AdS black hole spacetimes

Abstract: Conformally invariant scalar equation allows one to impose the Robin boundary condition at infinity in asymptotically-AdS spacetimes. In our work, we show how the dynamics of conformal cubic scalar field on the Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter background depend on the black hole size and the choice of the boundary condition. We also discuss the work in progress regarding the charged black hole case. This is joint work with Maciej Maliborski.