Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Open problems in the nature of singularities in relativistic spacetimes

Jul 5, 2021, 7:00 PM
Talk in the parallel session Topological methods, global existence problems, and spacetime singularities Topological Methods, Global Existence Problems, and Spacetime Singularities


Deborah Konkowski (U S Naval Academy)


I will discuss the status of our understanding of singularities in general relativistic spacetimes. I will cover briefly their definition, location, and existence, while focusing on their classical and quantum nature. I will emphasize what we know, and what we do not know about the effect of test particles and waves on a zoo of singularities, from quasiregular to nonscalar curvature to scalar curvature in both localized and cosmological scenarios.

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Deborah Konkowski (U S Naval Academy)

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