Singularity theorems, causality, and all that A tribute to Roger Penrose


A tribute to Roger Penrose

(online meeting)

Last December Roger Penrose was awarded (one half of) the 2020 Nobel prize for "the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity", that is, for his 1965 gravitational collapse singularity theorem.

This meeting is meant to honor Roger Penrose's accomplishments in mathematical relativity, particularly his use of global differential geometric methods in general relativity. Given the extent of Penrose's contributions, the idea is to focus just on the following themes more closely related to the Nobel prize motivation and to Penrose's mathematical methods