Variational Tools and Geodesics

Anna Maria Candela

September 8, 9 & 10, IEMath, Granada (3 sessions of 1.5 hours)

  • Preliminaries on critical points and variational principles.
  • Geodesic connectedness in static and stationary spacetimes: different approaches
  • An extrinsic approach: global hyperbolicity and Killing vector fields.