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Singularity theorems for W^{2,p}-metrics

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  • UserMelanie Graf, University of Vienna
  • ClockMonday 04 March 2019, 15:00-16:00
  • HouseCMS, MR13.

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The classical singularity theorems of General Relativity show that a Lorentzian manifold with a smooth metric that satisfies physically reasonable conditions cannot be geodesically complete. In my talk I will discuss current work in progress on proving Hawking’s singularity theorem for metrics that are locally W with p greater than the spacetime dimension and how similar considerations should also allow for a proof of a version of the Penrose singularity theorem. This improves upon recent previous work establishing singularity theorems for C{1,1} metrics.

This talk is part of the Partial Differential Equations seminar series.

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