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NCTS Workshop on Isometric Embedding and Quasilocal Mass
 

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June 19 - 22, 2018

Room 202, Astronomy-Mathematics Building, NTU

Invited Speakers:
Po-Ning Chen (University of California, Riverside)
Kwok-Kun Kwong (National Cheng Kung University)
Chunhe Li (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
Siyuan Lu (Rutgers University)
Pengzi Miao (University of Miami)
Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University& The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ye-Kai Wang (National Cheng Kung University)
Zhizhang Wang (Fudan University)
Chao Xia (Xiamen University)

Organizers:
Po-Ning Chen (University of California, Riverside)
Mao-Pei Tsui (National Taiwan University)
Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University& The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ye-Kai Wang (National Cheng Kung University)

Aim & Scope:
 
The mathematical theory of isometric embedding culminated in Nash’s theorem and the solution of Weyl’s problem by Nirenberg and Pogorelov in the last century. On the other hand, due to the equivalence principle, the definition of mass/energy in general relativity has been a challenging problem since Einstein’s time. As there is no mass/energy density for gravitation, one can at best hope to have a quasilocal definition. Isometric embedding into the Euclidean and Minkowski space provides the needed theoretical foundation in defining quasilocal mass through the Hamilton-Jacobi approach. Very recently, there have been important progresses on isometric embeddings into non-homogeneous spacetimes such as the Schwarzschild spacetime and the definition of quasilocal mass with reference to such a spacetime. This workshop gathers researchers working on the frontier of this recent development and aims to supply a platform for exchanging ideas and facilitating future collaborations. 
 
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Contact: Peggy Lee (peggylee@ncts.ntu.edu.tw)

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