Princeton University Gravity Initiative Lunch

Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations: The Exterior Solution

Abstract: We will start by recalling the weak cosmic censorship conjecture.  Then we will review Christodoulou's construction of naked singularities for the spherically symmetric Einstein-scalar field system. Finally, we will discuss joint work with Igor Rodnianski which constructs spacetimes corresponding to the exterior region of a naked singularity for the Einstein vacuum equations.

Date & Time

October 26, 2020 | 12:30pm

Location

via ZOOM

Speakers

Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman

Speaker Affiliation

Princeton University