Dr. Melanie Graf (Universität Tübingen): Coordinates are messy. Oberseminar Topics in General Relativity
Tuesday, 31.05.2022 12:00 im Raum SRZ204
In General Relativity, an ?isolated system at a given instant of time? is modeled as an asymptotically Euclidean initial data set $(M,g,K)$. Such asymptotically Euclidean initial data sets $(M,g,K)$ are characterized by the existence of asymptotic coordinates in which the Riemannian metric $g$ and second fundamental form $K$ decay to the Euclidean metric $\delta$ and to $0$ suitably fast, respectively. Using harmonic coordinates Bartnik showed that (under suitable integrability conditions on their matter densities) the (ADM-)energy, (ADM-)linear momentum and (ADM-)mass of an asymptotically Euclidean initial data set are well-defined. To study the (ADM-)angular momentum and (BORT-)center of mass, however, one usually assumes the existence of Regge-Teitelboim coordinates on the initial data set $(M,g,K)$ in question, i.e. the existence of asymptotically Euclidean coordinates satisfying additional decay assumptions on the odd part of $g$ and the even part of $K$. We will show that, under certain circumstances, harmonic coordinates can be used as a tool in checking whether a given asymptotically Euclidean initial data set possesses Regge-Teitelboim coordinates. This allows us to easily give examples of (vacuum) asymptotically Euclidean initial data sets which do not possess any Regge-Teitelboim coordinates. This is joint work with Carla Cederbaum and Jan Metzger.