June 19 - 22, 2018

Workshop on Isometric Embedding and Quasilocal Mass

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. 


Po-Ning Chen (UC 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)

Organizing Committee

Po-Ning Chen, UC Riverside

Mao-Pei TsuiNational Taiwan  University

Mu-Tao WangColumbia University & The Chinese University of  Hong Kong

Ye-Kai WangNational Cheng Kung University 


Workshop Sponsor