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Centre for Geometric Analysis Seminar Series

September 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speaker

Dr Ben Whale (UOW)

Title

Level surfaces of the Lorentzian distance, global Lorentzian geometry and singularities

Abstract

Recent work by Adam and myself has shown how level surfaces of the Lorentzian distance can be an effective tool to study Lorentzian geometry. This talk will give an overview of our current results and two directions of research: generalizations of the splitting theorem for globally hyperbolic manifolds and curvature divergence results for the Penrose-Hawking singularity theorems. The aim of the talk is to convince you that study of the Lorentzian distance, despite its deficiencies, is likely to lead to significant advances in Lorentzian geometry.

Details

Date:
September 27, 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Organiser

Centre for Geometric Analysis
Phone:
4221 4572
Email:
vwheeler@uow.edu.au

Venue

Building 39A Room 208
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW Australia
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