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Sept. 5: Jonathan Luk (Stanford)

Title: The strong cosmic censorship conjecture in general relativity

The Einstein equations in general relativity admit explicit black hole solutions which have the disturbing property that global uniqueness fails in the sense that the solutions have non-uniqueness extensions which are not determined by the initial data. As a way out, Penrose proposed the strong cosmic censorship conjecture, which says that this phenomenon of global non-uniqueness is non-generic. We will discuss this conjecture and some recent mathematical progress. This talk is based on joint works with Mihalis Dafermos, Sung-Jin Oh, Jan Sbierski and Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman.

Wednesday, September 5, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Mathematics 520
Tea will be served at 4:00 p.m.

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