Monday October 21, 2002

Speaker: Emrah Paksoy

Title: General Relativistic Models of Black Holes

Abstract: Although there is no concrete evidence of existence of black holes, some elegant mathematical models are available. It is a very famous property of black holes that even light cannot escape from their strong gravitational force. In this talk I will give a general relativistic model for non-rotational, spherically symmetric zero-charged bodies, and then for black holes, and will show, in mathematical terms, that light cannot escape.

Fundamental knowledge of Riemannian and semi-Riemannian geometry is enough for this talk.