• Dec 08 2011

    WITS NITheP node Seminar

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theory seminar series, entitled:

    "Cosmic Censorship in AdS/CFT"

    to be presented by Dr. Pablo Diaz Benito (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Abstract: The Cosmic Censorship, about the impossibility of naked singularities at the end of a gravitational collapse with reasonable initial conditions, was proposed by Penrose in the 70's and remains an open question. Despite the efforts, there is neither a proof of the conjecture nor a successful counterexample to date. The use of the (also conjectured) AdS/CFT correspondence opens a way of translating the (slightly modified) problem into a far-from-equilibrium process in a QFT. We construct some specific models of gravitational collapse using just pure gravity for which the dual Field Theory is well understood and
    can be tackled analytically.

    Date: Tuesday, 8th November 2011
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    Yours sincerely,

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa