10.10.2018 (Wednesday)

Connecting the weak gravity conjecture to the weak cosmic censorship

Regular Seminar Jorge Santos (University of Cambridge)

13:15 KCL
room S2.49

I will describe some counterexamples to (weak) cosmic censorship in anti-de Sitter spacetime that have been found recently. These are solutions in which the curvature grows without bound in a region of spacetime visible to infinity. I will also discuss a surprising connection between some of these counterexamples and an apparently unrelated conjecture called the weak gravity conjecture.