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SUMMARY:Oxford Mathematics Online Public Lecture in Partnership with Wadha
m College Celebrating Roger Penrose's Nobel Prize: Spacetime Singularities
- Roger Penrose\, Dennis Lehmkuhl and Melvyn Bragg - Roger Penrose (Unive
rsity of Oxford)\, Dennis Lehmkuhl (University of Bonn)\, Melvyn Bragg (n/
a)
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DESCRIPTION:Oxford Mathematics Online Public Lecture in Partnership with W
adham College\nCelebrating Roger Penrose's Nobel Prize\n\nSpacetime Singul
arities - Roger Penrose\, Dennis Lehmkuhl and Melvyn Bragg\n\nTuesday 16 F
ebruary 2021\n5.00-6.30pm\n\nDennis Lehmkuhl: From Schwarzschild’s singu
larity and Hadamard’s catastrophe to Penrose’s trapped surfaces\nRoger
Penrose: Spacetime singularities - to be or not to be?\nRoger Penrose & M
elvyn Bragg: In conversation\n\nWhat are spacetime singularities? Do they
exist in nature or are they artefacts of our theoretical reasoning? Most i
mportantly\, if we accept the general theory of relativity\, our best theo
ry of space\, time\, and gravity\, do we then also have to accept the exis
tence of spacetime singularities?\n\nIn this special lecture\, Sir Roger P
enrose\, 2020 Nobel Laureate for Physics\, will give an extended version o
f his Nobel Prize Lecture\, describing his path to the first general singu
larity theorem of general relativity\, and to the ideas that sprung from t
his theorem. He will be introduced by Dennis Lehmkuhl whose talk will desc
ribe how the concept of a spacetime singularity developed prior to Roger's
work\, in work by Einstein and others\, and how much of a game changer th
e first singularity theorem really was.\n\nThe lectures will be followed b
y an interview with Roger by Melvyn Bragg.\n\nRoger Penrose is the 2020 No
bel Laureate for Physics and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor in Oxford\nDenn
is Lehmkuhl is Lichtenberg Professor of History and Philosophy of Physics
at the University of Bonn and one of the Editors of Albert Einstein's Coll
ected Papers\nMelvyn Bragg is a broadcaster and author best known for his
work as editor and presenter of the South Bank Show and In Our Time\n\nWat
ch online (no need to register and it will stay online afterwards):\nhttps
://twitter.com/oxunimaths?lang=en\nhttps://www.facebook.com/OxfordMathemat
ics/\nhttps://livestream.com/oxuni/nobel\nhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/
UCLnGGRG__uGSPLBLzyhg8dQ\n\nThe Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are gen
erously supported by XTX Markets\nSpeakers:\nRoger Penrose (University of
Oxford)\, Dennis Lehmkuhl (University of Bonn)\, Melvyn Bragg (n/a)
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