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.
Singularity Theorems in Gravitation --- A Golden Anniversary
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 4305
Peter Guthrie Tait Road