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On the Road to Cosmic Censorship: the Penrose Inequality in AdS/CFT

May 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Varian Physics - Room 355

Netta Engelhardt of Princeton University will give the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) Monday Colloquium.

Abstract: I will give a holographic argument in favor of the AdS Penrose inequality, which conjectures a lower bound on the total mass in terms of the area of apparent horizons. This inequality is often viewed as a test of cosmic censorship. Time permitting, I’ll also discuss a generalization to charged black holes and connections with a quasi-local energy and the second law for apparent horizons.

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Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
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