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The Story of Collapsing StarsBlack Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity$
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Pankaj S. Joshi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199686766

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.001.0001

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Is Our Universe Predictable?

Is Our Universe Predictable?

(p.168) 8 Is Our Universe Predictable?
The Story of Collapsing Stars

Pankaj S. Joshi

Oxford University Press

If naked singularities form during the physically realistic gravitational collapse of massive stars, an important question is whether this will destroy predictability in the Universe. This chapter clarifies this issue, pointing out how unpredictability is rather common in general relativity in many situations other than singularities. The chapter also discusses ways to restore possible predictability. It discusses how to define predictability for a given spacetime scenario and bring out the important role this plays in various results in gravitation theory.

Keywords:   predictability, Cauchy horizons, naked singularities and prediction

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