Large Scale Structure of Space-Time

Large Scale Structure of Space-Time
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitional collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a' black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space -time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe.
Publication Date: 
June 1, 1973