Workshop on Aspects of General Relativity

The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications will be hosting a workshop on General Relativity from May 23 – 24, 2016. The workshop will be hosted in Room G10 of the CMSA Building located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138The workshop will start on Monday, May 23 at 9am and end on Tuesday, May 24 at 4pm.


  1. Po-Ning Chen, Columbia University
  2. Piotr T. Chruściel, University of Vienna
  3. Justin Corvino, Lafayette College
  4. Greg Galloway, University of Miami
  5. James Guillochon, Harvard University
  6. Lan-Hsuan Huang, University of Connecticut
  7. Dan Kapec, Harvard University
  8. Dan Lee, CUNY
  9. Alex Lupsasca, Harvard University
  10. Pengzi Miao, University of Miami
  11. Prahar Mitra, Harvard University
  12. Lorenzo Sironi, Harvard University
  13. Jared Speck, MIT
  14. Mu-Tao Wang, Columbia University

Please click Workshop Program for a downloadable schedule with talk abstracts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided during the conference, but a map of Harvard Square with a list of local restaurants can be found by clicking Map & Resturants.

Please click here for registration – Registration is capped at 70 participants.


May 23 – Day 1
8:30am Breakfast
8:55am Opening remarks
9:00am – 9:45am Greg Galloway, “Some remarks on photon spheres and their uniqueness
9:45am – 10:30am Prahar Mitra, “BMS supertranslations and Weinberg’s soft graviton theorem
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:45am Dan Kapec, “Area, Entanglement Entropy and Supertranslations at Null Infinity
11:45am – 12:30pm Piotr T. Chruściel, “The cosmological constant and the energy of gravitational radiation”
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 2:45pm James Guillochon, “Tidal disruptions of stars by supermassive black holes: dynamics, light, and relics”
2:45pm – 3:30pm Mu-Tao Wang, “Quasi local conserved quantities in general relativity
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:45pm Po-Ning Chen, “Quasi local energy in presence of gravitational radiations
4:45pm – 5:30pm Pengzi Miao, “Total mean curvature, scalar curvature, and a variational analog of Brown York mass
May 24 – Day 2
8:45am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Justin Corvino, “Scalar curvature deformation and the Bartnik mass
9:45am – 10:30am Lan-Hsuan Huang, “Constraint Manifolds with the Dominant Energy Condition
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:45am Dan Lee, “Lower semicontinuity of Huisken’s isoperimetric mass
11:45am – 12:30pm Jared Speck, “Shock Formation in Solutions to the Compressible Euler Equations
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 2:45pm Lorenzo Sironi, “Electron Heating and Acceleration in the Vicinity of Supermassive Black Holes
2:45pm – 3:30pm Alex Lupsasca, “Near Horizon Extreme Kerr Magnetospheres
* Click titles for talk videos. All videos are also available on “Harvard CMSA” channel on Youtube, grouped into playlist “Workshop on Aspects on General Relativity“.
* This event is sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and CMSA Harvard University.

General Relativity

Organizers: Piotr T. Chruściel and Shing-Tung Yau

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