Singularity Theorems in Gravitation --- A Golden Anniversary

Affiliation: 
Universidad del Pais Vasco
Location: 
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 
13:00 to 14:00

ABSTRACT: I will present a critical appraisal of the singularity theorems in general relativity and other geometric theories of gravity. In particular, I will review the history, key developments, and importance of the theorems and their physical conclusions. Time permitting, new or recent advances will be discussed, including a discussion on whether or not quantum corrections will be able to solve the singularity problem.