Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations: The Exterior Solution

Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations: The Exterior Solution

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Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman, Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

We will start by recalling the weak cosmic censorship conjecture.  Then we will review Christodoulou's construction of naked singularities for the spherically symmetric Einstein-scalar field system. Finally, we will discuss recent joint work with Igor Rodnianski which constructs spacetimes corresponding to the exterior region of a naked singularity for the Einstein vacuum equations.