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Student Dynamics/Geometry Topology

Date:  Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location:  3866 East Hall (5:30 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  Black hole spacetimes and closed trapped surfaces

Abstract:   Black holes are a celebrated prediction of general relativity. We will discuss them from a geometric point of view, first centering our discussion on the Schwarzschild metric. Throughout the talk, we draw from physical intuition so as to arrive at interesting and bizarre physical interpretations; however, no prior knowledge of general relativity will be assumed. Time permitting, we will discuss various related topics such as closed trapped surfaces and their formation, Penrose's incompleteness theorem and/or cosmic censorship.


Speaker:  Christopher Stith
Institution:  University of Michigan

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