Ryan Unger (Princeton University)

The APDE seminar on Monday, 2/13, will be given by Ryan Unger in-person in Evans 732, and will also be broadcasted online via Zoom from 4:10pm to 5:00pm PST. To participate, email Mengxuan Yang (mxyang@math.berkeley.edu).

Title: Retiring the third law of black hole thermodynamics

Abstract: In this talk I will present a rigorous construction of examples of black hole formation which are exactly isometric to extremal Reissner–Nordström after finite time. In particular, our result can be viewed as a definitive disproof of the “third law of black hole thermodynamics.” This is joint work with Christoph Kehle.