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Isotropisation in the approach to a singularity

Jerome Quintin
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Postdam, Germany

In the approach to a singularity in general relativity, spacetime often becomes largely shear dominated and highly anisotropic. Any speculative cosmological scenario with a contracting phase prior to a Big Bounce must therefore address the issue of large anisotropies. In this talk, I will review this anisotropy problem and the status of isotropisation mechanisms in this context, with an emphasis on non-perfect fluids in light of the recent work arXiv:2109.11701 [gr-qc].

2021 November 15, 16:30

Online broadcast (Zoom)

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia