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Singularities

Pankaj S. Joshi

in The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199686766
eISBN:
9780191766817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter narrates the history of the furious debate that took place over the existence of spacetime singularities. After describing what a spacetime singularity is and pointing out its existence, ... More


Black Holes

Pankaj S. Joshi

in The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199686766
eISBN:
9780191766817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The fascinating concept of black holes emerged when the gravitational collapse of a massive star was investigated using Einstein’s theory of gravity. This chapter discusses this development. ... More


Our Universe

Pankaj S. Joshi

in The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199686766
eISBN:
9780191766817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The phenomena in the universe, both at the microscopic and macroscopic levels, appear many times as seemingly infinite and fathomless. The amazing thing, however, is that even if we take a small and ... More


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