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Classical theory of singularities

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.22006.45124/1

Keywords:

theory, singularities, general relativity, spacetime, Big Bang, black holes, ontology

Abstract

The singularities from the general relativity resulting by solving Einstein's equations were and still are the subject of many scientific debates: Are there singularities in spacetime, or not? Big Bang was an initial singularity? If singularities exist, what is their ontology? Is the general theory of relativity a theory that has shown its limits in this case?

Author Biography

Nicolae Sfetcu, Romanian Academy

Researcher - Romanian Academy - Romanian Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CRIFST), History of Science Division (DIS)

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2023-07-17