Contact:  cederbaum[AT]math.uni-tuebingen.deLocation:  Tübingen, Germany
Second circular: registration still welcome!
Static metrics have been intensively studied since the early days of General Relativity. Insights and results have been and continue to be obtained from physical, analytic and geometric perspectives. Milestones include the static black hole uniqueness theorems and a detailed understanding of the asymptotic behavior of static metrics. Besides being of interest in their own right, static metrics also feature as obstructions in certain gluing constructions and as critical points in certain geometric variational problems, most notably in the approach to quasi-local capacity taken by Robert Bartnik. Bartnik’s definition leads to the static metric extension conjecture, which will also be one of the main topics discussed at this conference.