Jul 20 – 24, 2015
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Europe/Berlin timezone

Good properties of Schwarzschild's singularity

Jul 20, 2015, 4:20 PM
20m
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Goethe-Universität FrankfurtCampus Riedberg Ruth-Moufang-Straße 1 60438 Frankfurt am Main GERMANY

Speaker

Cristi Stoica (Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering)

Description

Schwarzschild's solution is the soul of General Relativity (GR). It was found immediately after Einstein found his equation, and plays an essential role in the approximations that allow us to test GR in our solar system. Moreover, the most notable problems of GR, such as the occurrence of singularities and the information paradox, were found on the background provided by Schwarzschild's solution. The reason is that this solution has singularities, widely regarded as a big problem of GR. While the event horizon singularity can be removed by moving to non-singular coordinates, not the same is true about the r=0 singularity. However, I show that there are coordinates which make the metric finite and analytic at the singularity r=0 [1]. The metric becomes degenerate at r=0, so the singularity still exists, but it is of a type that can be described geometrically by referring to finite quantities only [2,3.4]. Also, the topology of the causal structure is shown to remain intact [5], and the singularities of this type are shown to be compatible with global hyperbolicity [1,6]. This suggests a possible solution to the black hole information paradox, in the framework of GR [7]. As a side effect, the Schwarzschild singularity belongs to a class of singularities accompanied by dimensional reduction effects, which are hoped to cure the infinities in perturbative Quantum Gravity [8]. [1] O. C. Stoica. Schwarzschild singularity is semi-regularizable. Eur. Phys. J. Plus, 127(83):1-8, 2012. [2] O. C. Stoica. On singular semi-Riemannian manifolds. Int. J. Geom. Methods Mod. Phys., 0(0):1450041, March 2014. [3] O. C. Stoica. Einstein equation at singularities. Cent. Eur. J. Phys, 12:123-131, 2014. [4] O. C. Stoica. The Geometry of Black Hole Singularities. Advances in High Energy Physics, 2014:14, May 2014. [5] O. C. Stoica. Causal structure and spacetime singularities, Preprint arXiv:1504.07110 (2015). [6] O. C. Stoica. Spacetimes with Singularities. An. St. Univ. Ovidius Constanta, 20(2):213-238, July 2012. [7] O. C. Stoica. The geometry of singularities and the black hole information paradox. Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics, Seventh International Workshop DICE2014, 2014. [8] O. C. Stoica. Metric dimensional reduction at singularities with implications to quantum gravity. Ann. of Phys., 347(C):74-91, 2014.

Primary author

Cristi Stoica (Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering)

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