Maxime Van de Moortel

I am a fourth year PhD student at the Cambridge Center for Analysis in the University of Cambridge.

Previously, I was also a visiting student in Stanford University for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

My advisor is Pr. Jonathan Luk .

Mailing Address:
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0WB

Office: C0.01
Cambridge e-mail: mcrv2 AT cam DOT ac DOT uk

Research Interests:

Nonlinear partial differential equations, general relativity, mathematical physics, fluid dynamics, shocks formation, kinetic theory.

Papers and Preprints:

  1. Stability of the sub-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom black hole exterior against weakly charged scalar fields in spherical symmetry, in preparation.
  2. (With Jonathan Luk ) Non-linear interaction of three impulsive gravitational waves for the Einstein equations under polarised U(1) symmetry, in preparation.
  3. Decay of weakly charged solutions for the spherically symmetric Maxwell-Charged-Scalar-Field equations on a Reissner-Nordstrom exterior space-time.
  4. Stability and instability of the sub-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom black hole interior for the Einstein-Maxwell-Klein-Gordon equations in spherical symmetry, Commun. Math. Phys. (2018) 360: 103.

Past and Upcoming Invited Talks:

  • November 2018 : Cambridge Center for Analysis Seminar, University of Cambridge.
  • November 2018 : Junior Analysis Seminar, Imperial College London.
  • November 2018 : DAMTP General Relativity Seminar , University of Cambridge.
  • October 2018 : Analysis Seminar , Princeton University.
  • September 2018 : Partial Differential Equations Seminar , Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
  • April 2018 : AMS Sectional Meeting , Portland State University.
  • March 2018 : OxBridge PDE Conference , University of Cambridge.
  • March 2018 : Seminar on General Relativity , Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie.
  • April 2017 : ICMS joint CDT Colloquium , University of Edinburgh.
  • May 2017 : Student analysis seminar, Stanford University.
  • Awards :

  • January 2017 : Smith-Knight & Rayleigh-Knight Prizes 2017 essay competition, Grade 2 indicating "a very good essay that contains original results that are sufficient for a publication of high quality."
  • July 2015 : Centrale talents , awarded to the best five to eight students of Ecole Centrale Paris out of 1200 for their exceptional achievements.
  • Education:

  • 2016-2018 : Visiting student at Stanford University, California, United-States.
  • 2015-2019 : PhD student at the Cambridge Center for Analysis, affilated to the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge, United-Kingdom.
  • 2014-2015 : Master 1 in pure and applied Mathematics , Universite Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France (now Universite Paris-Saclay).
  • 2013-2014 : BSc in pure and applied Mathematics, Universite Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France (now Universite Paris-Saclay).
  • 2013-2016 : BSc and MSc in Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris , Chatenay-Malabry, France (now Centrale-Supelec, Gif-sur-Yvette).
  • 2010-2013 : Classes preparatoires at Lycee Condorcet, Paris, France.
  • Teaching:

  • Michaelmas (Fall) term 2018 : Course supervisor, University of Cambridge. I am supervising three groups of students from King's College for the Part II class "Probability and Measure".
  • August 2015 : Teaching assistant, Schiller University, Paris campus Working as a teaching assistant in the Summer School "Advanced Mathematics in English" at Schiller University. This programme provides French high-school students with an introduction to higher education Mathematics in English. For my tutorials, I created problem sets on Probabilities and Statistics, Linear Algebra, Optimisation, Calculus and Differential Equations.
  • Outreach Talks:

  • February 2017 : ``An overview of mathematical general relativity: how wave equations can enlighten the theory of Black Holes'', Kiddie Colloquium, Stanford University.
  • April 2016 : ``Space-Time, Waves and Black Holes: How determinism in General Relativity can be addressed by the theory of wave equations?'', Research days talk at Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
  • September 2015 : ``Why should you love Maths?'', talk given at Notre-Dame high-school, Mantes-la-Jolie, France.
  • August 2015 : ``Why should you love Maths?'', talk given at Schiller University, Paris.