Null hypersurfaces evolved by their mean curvature in a Lorentzian manifold

Fortuné Massamba, Samuel Ssekajja
2019 Colloquium Mathematicum  
We use null isometric immersions to introduce time-dependent null hypersurfaces, in a Lorentzian manifold, evolving in the direction of their mean curvature vector (a vector transversal to the null hypersurface). We prove an existence result for such hypersurfaces in a short-time interval. Then, we discuss the evolution of some induced geometric objects. Consequently, we prove under certain geometric conditions that some of the above objects will blow-up in finite time. Also, several examples
more » ... e given to illustrate the main ideas. 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary 53C50; Secondary 53C44, 53C40. Key words and phrases: null hypersurface, null mean curvature flow, maximum principle.
doi:10.4064/cm7450-8-2018 fatcat:pkh7btgtanekdelox76e6dt5ka