Physics Events

Oct
26
2020

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Lunch

Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations: The Exterior Solution
Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman
12:30pm|via ZOOM

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...

Oct
29
2020

Princeton University Department of Physics Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Explosive Neutron Stars
Andrei Beloborodov
12:00pm|Zoom Webinar

Neutron stars are by far the strongest known magnets in the universe. Some of them (called magnetars) generate explosions by suddenly dissipating magnetic energy with a rate up to 10471047 erg/s. These magnetic explosions emit giant gamma-ray flares...