On Newton's no gravity in the cavity theorem and global solutions of the obstacle problem

  • Simon Eberle (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao)
E2 10 (Leon-Lichtenstein)


We will investigate an old problem posed by Isaac Newton on shapes that do not produce gravity in the cavity. We will see that it can be equivalently formulated as a question on the rigidity of global solutions of the obstacle problem, a question that recently has been answered in full generality. This is joint work with A. Figalli, H. Shahgholian and G. S. Weiss.

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