Oliver Petersen: Unique continuation through compact Cauchy horizons
Time: Thu 2023-10-05 10.30
Location: 3418, Lindstedtsvägen 25
Participating: Oliver Petersen, KTH
In 1983, Moncrief and Isenberg conjectured that any compact Cauchy horizon in smooth vacuum spacetimes are Killing horizons, meaning that there is a Killing vector field in a neighbourhood of the horizon and in the globally hyperbolic region. The conjecture is now a theorem the non-degenerate case. A central ingredient in the proof is a unique continuation theorem for wave equations through non-degenerate compact Cauchy horizons. In this talk, the goal is to present the proof of this theorem and the necessary Carleman estimate in the simplest case possible: the Misner spacetime.
(Please note the unusual starting time.)