UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Eric Ling
University of Miami 

will present

Penrose's Singularity Theorem

Friday, September 28th, 2018, 5:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract:

Singularity theorems have played a prominent role in general relativity.
The first of these theorems was proved in 1965 by Roger Penrose. It shows
that spacetimes with black holes must contain a singularity. In this talk
I will review Penrose's singularity theorem and its proof. Afterwards, I
will show how Greg Galloway and I used a "time reverse" version of
Penrose's singularity theorem along with recent results in 3-manifold
topology to prove a "big bang" singularity theorem.

 


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