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We describe the propagation of singularities of tempered distributional generalized eigenfunctions of many-body Hamiltonians at non-threshold energies under the assumption that the inter-particle interactions are real-valued polyhomogeneous symbols of order -1 (e.g. Coulomb-type, but without the singularity at the origin). Here the term `singularity' refers to a microlocal description of the lack of decay at infinity. We use this result to describe the wave front relation of the S-matrices. We also analyze Lagrangian properties of this relation, which shows that the relation is not `too large' in terms of its dimension.

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In this paper we describe the propagation of singularities of tempered distributional generalized eigenfunctions of many-body Hamiltonians under the assumption that no subsystem has a bound state and that the two-body interactions are real-valued polyhomogeneous symbols of order -1 (e.g. Coulomb-type with the singularity at the origin removed). Here the term 'singularity' provides a microlocal description of the lack of decay at infinity. We use this result to prove that the wave front relation of the free-to-free S-matrix (which, under our assumptions, is all of the S-matrix) is given by the broken geodesic relation, broken at the 'singular directions' (given by the collision planes) on the sphere, at time pi. We also present a natural geometric generalization to asymptotically Euclidean spaces.

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In this paper we obtain the asymptotic behavior of solutions of the Klein-Gordon equation on Lorentzian manifolds $(X^\circ,g)$ which are de Sitter-like at infinity. Such manifolds are Lorentzian analogues of the so-called Riemannian conformally compact (or asymptotically hyperbolic) spaces. Under global assumptions on the (null)bicharacteristic flow, namely that the boundary of the compactification X is a union of two disjoint manifolds, Y+ and Y-, and each bicharacteristic converges to one of these two manifolds as the parameter along the bicharacteristic goes to plus infinity, and to the other manifold as the parameter goes to minus infinity, we also define the scattering operator, and show that it is a Fourier integral operator associated to the bicharacteristic flow from Y+ to Y-.

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In this paper we prove the propagation of singularities for the wave equation on differential forms with natural (i.e. relative or absolute) boundary conditions on Lorentzian manifolds with corners, which in particular includes a formulation of Maxwell's equations. These results are analogous to those obtained by the author for the scalar wave equation and for the wave equation on systems with Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions earlier. The main novelty is thus the presence of natural boundary conditions, which effectively make the problem non-scalar, even `to leading order', at corners of codimension at least 2.

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We describe how the global operator induced on the boundary of an asymptotically Minkowski space links two asymptotically hyperbolic spaces and an asymptotically de Sitter space, and compute the scattering operator of the linked problem in terms of the scattering operator of the constituent pieces.

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These are my lecture notes from a minicourse I gave at the Universite de Nantes about many-body scattering. I also discuss the relationship between many-body scattering and higher rank symmetric spaces, whose description is the result of joint work with Rafe Mazzeo.

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We show the exponential decay of eigenfunctions of second-order geometric many-body type Hamiltonians at non-threshold energies. Moreover, in the case of first order and small second order perturbations we show that there are no eigenfunctions with positive energy.

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In this paper we describe the behavior of solutions of the Klein-Gordon equation, (Box_g+lambda)u=f, on Lorentzian manifolds (X^o,g) which are anti-de Sitter-like (AdS-like) at infinity. Such manifolds are Lorentzian analogues of the so-called Riemannian conformally compact (or asymptotically hyperbolic) spaces, in the sense that the metric is conformal to a smooth Lorentzian metric g^ on X, where C has a non-trivial boundary, in the sense that g=x^{-2}g^, with x a boundary defining function. The boundary is conformally time-like for these spaces, unlike asymptotically de Sitter spaces, which are similar but with the boundary being conformally space-like. Here we show local well-posedness for the Klein-Gordon equation, and also global well-posedness under global assumptions on the (null)bicharacteristic flow, for lambda below the Breitenlohner-Freedman bound, (n-1)^2/4. These have been known under additional assumptions, see the work of Breitenlohner-Freedman and Holzegel. Further, we describe the propagation of singularities of solutions and obtain the asymptotic behavior (at the boundary of X) of regular solutions. We also define the scattering operator, which in this case is an analogue of the hyperbolic Dirichlet-to-Neumann map. Thus, it is shown that below the Breitenlohner-Freedman bound, the Klein-Gordon equation behaves much like it would for the conformally related metric, g^, with Dirichlet boundary conditions, for which propagation of singularities was shown by Melrose, Sj\"ostrand and Taylor, though the precise form of the asymptotics is different.

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In this paper we describe a new method for analyzing the Laplacian on asymptotically hyperbolic spaces, which was introduced recently by the author. This new method in particular constructs the analytic continuation of the resolvent for even metrics (in the sense of Guillarmou), and gives high energy estimates in strips. The key idea is an extension across the boundary for a problem obtained from the Laplacian shifted by the spectral parameter. The extended problem is non-elliptic -- indeed, on the other side it is related to the Klein-Gordon equation on an asymptotically de Sitter space -- but nonetheless it can be analyzed by methods of Fredholm theory. This method is a special case of a more general approach to the analysis of PDEs which includes, for instance, Kerr-de Sitter and Minkowski type spaces. The present paper is self-contained, and deals with asymptotically hyperbolic spaces without burdening the reader with material only needed for the analysis of the Lorentzian problems considered in the author's original work.

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In this paper we describe the propagation of smooth (C^\infty) and Sobolev singularities for the wave equation on smooth manifolds with corners M equipped with a Riemannian metric g. That is, for X=MxR, P=D_t^2-\Delta_M, and u locally in H^1 solving Pu=0 with homogeneous Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions, we show that the wave front set of u is a union of maximally extended generalized broken bicharacteristics. This result is a smooth counterpart of Lebeau's results for the propagation of analytic singularities on real analytic manifolds with appropriately stratified boundary. Our methods rely on b-microlocal positive commutator estimates, thus providing a new proof for the propagation of singularities at hyperbolic points even if M has a smooth boundary (and no corners).