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Weak null singularities in general relativity

Initial Data and Evolution Problems in General Relativity November 18, 2013 - November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 (03:30 PM PST - 04:30 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Jonathan Luk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
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Abstract We consider spacetimes arising from perturbations of the interior of Kerr black holes. These spacetimes have a null boundary in the future such that the metric extends continuously beyond. However, the Christoffel symbols may fail to be square integrable in a neighborhood of any point on the boundary.
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