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Oliver Lindblad Petersen

Fachbereich Mathematik
Bereich AD
Bundesstraße 55 (Geomatikum)
20146 Hamburg
Raum 323
Tel.: +49 40 42838-5178

E-Mail: oliver.petersen (at)

Research interests:

My research concerns mathematical problems arising in General Relativity. I am especially interested in the behaviour of solutions to wave equations close to lightlike hypersurfaces, such as Cauchy horizons and event horizons. This leads to singular and degenerate hyperbolic PDEs on Lorentzian spacetimes. My research has been applied (with I. Rácz) to prove rigidity theorems for vacuum spacetimes with a compact Cauchy horizon, dropping the analyticity assumption in classical works by Moncrief and Isenberg.

Publications and preprints:

About me:

I am currently a Postdoc researcher in mathematics at the University of Hamburg. In March 2018, I received my PhD at Potsdam University under the supervision of Prof. Christian Bär. I did my undergraduate studies in Stockholm at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) with exchange studies at ETH in Zurich and TUM/LMU in Munich.


  • April 4, 2019: SPP Conference: Geometry at infinity, University of Münster
  • December 6, 2018: Differential Geometry Research Seminar, University of Potsdam
  • October 18, 2018: Vienna Relativity Seminar, University of Vienna
  • June 18, 2018: Oberseminar Differentialgeometrie, University of Freiburg
  • April 18, 2018: Mathematical Relativity Seminar, Technico Lisboa
  • April 3, 2018: Relativity and Geometric Analysis seminar, KTH Royal institute of Technology (Stockholm)
  • March 21, 2018: Conference on Field equations on Lorentzian space-times, University of Hamburg
  • February 8, 2018: Winter School on Geometric evolution equations, University of Konstanz
  • July 10, 2017: Differential Geometry Research Seminar, University of Hamburg
  • February 22, 2017: 5th BMS Student conference, TU Berlin, video
  • March 27, 2015: Workshop on General Relativity, Brandenburg (Germany)

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