The next colloquium for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is set to take place on March 22, featuring Chris Stith from the University of Michigan.
The talk is titled “Trapped Surface Formation in General Relativity”. Trapped surfaces are a central topic of study in mathematical general relativity. Penrose’s incompleteness theorem (1965) ties the concept of a trapped surface to the study of incompleteness and singularity formation in GR; this theorem cemented its importance in the mathematical GR community.
The colloquium will take place on March 22 from 3–4:15 in Room 104 of Jenness Hall. More information on this program can be found here.