Gabriele Benomio (Mathematics) - Princeton University
Title: A new instability for higher dimensional black holes
Abstract: In contrast with the classical stability of stationary, asymptotically flat black holes in 3+1 dimensions, some families of higher dimensional black holes suffer from dynamical instabilities. I will discuss a subtle instability affecting a wide class of higher dimensional black holes which has not been previously observed in the literature. This new instability is, in a sense, more fundamental than the other known instability phenomena in higher dimensions and can be related to a precise geometric property of the class of spacetimes considered.
Bio: Gabriele Benomio completed his PhD at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. He is currently an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Gravity Initiative. His research interests include analysis of PDEs and general relativity.