Complex Systems and Biological Physics Seminars

Cosmic Censorship for beginners

by Ingemar Bengtsson (Stockholm University)

AlbaNova C4:3059 (AlbaNova Main Building)

AlbaNova C4:3059

AlbaNova Main Building


The Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis is an  open question in classical relativity. I will provide a guided tour through the work that has been done in order to make the question precise, up to the point where the phrase "stability of the Cauchy horizon in interior Kerr" becomes understandable. It will then also be understandable why people are writing papers containing hundreds of pages discussing whether it is true or not. It is left to a future occasion to explain the contents of these papers.