03.05.2007 (Thursday)

A proposal on time dependent AdS/CFT correspondence and null-singularity

Regular Seminar Chong-Sun Chu (Durham University)

13:30 IC
room Huxley 503

The understanding of the nature of spacetime singularity and whether and how it is resolved is one of the most important problem in quantum gravity. Important examples are black hole singularity and cosmological singularity in the big bang. In this talk we will be interested in the later type and an approach to the problem using AdS/CFT correspondence for time-dependent background will be discussed. Our gauge theory results suggest that spacetime singularity is indeed resolved and the mechanism will be discussed.