Existence and stability of stellardynamic models
- We examine existence and stability of stationary solutions to the Vlasov-Poisson system. This system is used in stellardynmaics to describe the evolution of galaxies where collissions are neglected and the evolution is determined by the self-consistent gravitational field which is created by the particles, e.g. the stars . In the first part we examine steady states which decsribe static shells under the influence of a fixed point mass. These solutions can be used as a model for a galaxy with a massive black hole in its center. For the Vlasov--Poisson system under the influence of such a point mass, we prove a global existence result. In the second part, we construct axially symmetric solutions depending on Jacobis integral. The presented results are in accordance with the numerical examinations of the P.O. Vandervoort.