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50th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

Plenary Talk in Macquarie Theatre

Tuesday 26 September 2006 at 08:45


Robert Bartnik (Monash University)


Static Metrics and the Recognition Problem


Spacetimes with a timelike isometry play an important role understanding solutions of the Einstein equations. Static metrics arise when the isometry is orthogonal to a spacelike hypersurface and provide a special case which leads to many interesting geometric questions. This talk will describe properties of static metrics associated in particular with definitions of energy and scalar curvature.