Seminar Thomas Curtright

Speaker: 
Thomas Curtright
Affiliation: 
University of Miami
Title: 
Galileons and Gravity
Abstract: 

Spherically symmetric solutions of hypothetical scalar fi…eld “"galileon”" models are discussed, fi…rst
in ‡flat spacetime, and then in the context of general relativity. For the latter, two distinct classes
of solutions are found to arise from physically reasonable boundary conditions: Those in the “censored”
class exhibit horizons, more or less as expected, while those in the “naked ”class have curvature
singularities without horizons.

Location: 
5111.0135
Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:30