# Mathematical Relativity Seminar

### 19/09/2018, 13:30 — 14:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building

Volker Schlue, *Sorbonne Université*

### On some stability and instability problems for hard stars in spherical symmetry

I will review Christodoulou's two phase model of relativistic fluids in the context of gravitational collapse, and describe the properties of static solutions to the hard phase with vacuum boundary (stars). We expect small stars to be (orbitally) stable, but limiting configurations with large central density to be unstable, and I will explain some of the underlying heuristics, and related results for these scenarios.