Event № 955
Event № 955
TE Lecture - Professor Sergiu Klainerman 28/04/2014, Monday, 15:30
Title: Are Black holes Real?
Speaker: Professor Sergiu Klainerman
Place: Auditorium 231, Technion
Black Holes are precise mathematical solutions of the Einstein field equations of General Relativity. Some of the most exciting astrophysical objects in the Universe have been identified as corresponding to these mathematical Black Holes, but since no signals can escape their extreme gravitational pull can one be sure that the right identification has been made? I will show how this crucial issue of reality of Black Holes can be addressed by nothing more than pen and paper, those perennial tools of the mathematician. I will discuss three fundamental mathematical problems concerning Black Holes, intimately connected to the issue of their Reality: Rigidity, Stability and Collapse. I will start with a short introduction Black Holes as special solutions of the Einstein field equations and introduce our three main topics, Rigidity, Stability and Collapse. I will then dedicate the remaining of my two lectures to discuss at length each one of the three topics emphasizing the extraordinary mathematical richness of the problems they raise.
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