Maxime Van de Moortel

I am an Instructor in the Mathematics departement at Princeton University.

I got my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in May 2019 under the supervision of Jonathan Luk. My thesis can be found here.

Mailing Address:
Fine Hall
Department of Mathematics
Washington Road
Princeton NJ 08544-1000

Office: Fine Hall 1107
E-mail: mmoortel AT princeton DOT edu

Research Interests:

Nonlinear partial differential equations, General Relativity, Mathematical physics

Papers and Preprints:

  1. (With Jonathan Luk) Nonlinear interaction of three impulsive gravitational waves II: The wave estimates, in preparation.

  2. (With Jonathan Luk) Nonlinear interaction of three impulsive gravitational waves I: Main result and the geometric estimates.

  3. Mass inflation and the C2-inextendibility of spherically symmetric charged scalar field dynamical black holes, Commun. Math. Phys. (2021), online first.

  4. The breakdown of weak null singularities inside black holes.

  5. Decay of weakly charged solutions for the spherically symmetric Maxwell-Charged-Scalar-Field equations on a Reissner-Nordstrom exterior space-time, to appear in Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure.

  6. 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.

Analysis Seminar

I am organizing the Analysis Seminar with Tristan Buckmaster. Please contact me if you would like to be added to the e-mail list which contains Zoom details.

Invited Talks:

  • March 2021: AMS Sectional Meeting (online).
  • January 2021: Analysis and PDE Seminar, Stanford.
  • January 2021: Séminaire Analyse et EDP, Cergy-Pontoise University.
  • December 2020: Mathematical GR and Hyperbolic PDE Seminar (online).
  • November 2020: Junior GR Seminar (online).
  • October 2020: Analysis seminar, Caltech.
  • October 2020: Analysis and PDE seminar, UC Berkeley.
  • June 2020: Conference on Mathematical General Relativity, Institut Henri Poincaré (postposned due to Covid 19).
  • April 2020: PDE seminar, Brown University.
  • March 2020: Gravity initiative seminar, Princeton University.
  • October 2019: Mathematical Physics seminar, Rutgers University.
  • September 2019: AMS Sectional Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • November 2018: Cambridge Center for Analysis Seminar, University of Cambridge.
  • November 2018: Junior Analysis Seminar, Imperial College London.
  • November 2018: DAMTP Friday General Relativity Seminar, University of Cambridge.
  • October 2018: Analysis Seminar, Princeton University.
  • September 2018: Mathematical Relativity 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, Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
  • April 2017: ICMS joint CDT Colloquium, University of Edinburgh.
  • May 2017: Student analysis seminar, Stanford University.

  • Teaching:

  • Spring term 2021: Course head and instructor for Math104, Calculus II, at Princeton University.
  • Fall term 2020: Course instructor for Math104, Calculus II, at Princeton University.
  • Spring term 2020: Course head and instructor for Math429, Topics in Analysis: Distribution Theory, PDE & Basic Inequalities of Analysis, at Princeton University.
  • Fall term 2019: Course instructor for Math201, Multivariable Calculus, at Princeton University.
  • Michaelmas (Fall) term 2018: Course supervisor for the Part II class Probability and Measure, at the University of Cambridge.
  • Summer 2015: Teaching assistant, at Schiller University, Paris campus.

  • Positions:

  • September 2019-Present: Instructor, Princeton University, Princeton, United States.
  • May 2019-August 2019: Research Associate, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.

  • Education:

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics (2019): University of Cambridge.
  • MSc in Engineering (2016): École Centrale Paris (now Centrale-Supélec).
  • Master 1 in Pure and Applied Mathematics (2015): Université Paris-Sud XI (now Université Paris-Saclay).
  • BSc in pure and applied Mathematics (2014): Université Paris-Sud XI (now Université Paris-Saclay).

  • Awards:

  • September 2015-September 2019: EPSRC Ph.D. scholarship.
  • January 2017: Smith-Knight & Rayleigh-Knight Ph.D. dissertation prize.
  • July 2015: Centrale talents, awarded to the best students of École Centrale Paris for exceptional achievements.

  • Outreach Talks:

  • February 2017: “An overview of mathematical general relativity: how wave equations 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.