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April 17, 20232:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations: The Exterior Solution


Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman (University of Toronto)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

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 our construction of a new type of self-similarity in vacuum and explain how this enables us to construct naked singularity spacetimes for the Einstein vacuum equations.

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