Explore the enigmatic nature of singularities, where physics breaks down, and discover their role in black holes and the origin of the universe.

A singularity is a point where matter is thought to be infinitely dense, as in the center of a black hole.

At singularities, the curvature of spacetime becomes infinite, breaking down the laws of physics as we know them.

In black holes, the singularity is hidden behind the event horizon, a boundary beyond which nothing can escape.

Classical general relativity breaks down at singularities, necessitating a quantum theory of gravity to understand them.

Quantum Conundrum

The Big Bang singularity is considered the starting point of our universe, where all space and time were compressed into an infinitely small point.

Near a black hole singularity, the concepts of space and time as we understand them cease to function normally.

The Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis posits that singularities must always be hidden within event horizons, shielding the universe from their effects.

These theorems describe conditions under which singularities must arise, underlining their inevitability in general relativity.

The collision of black holes can produce gravitational waves, offering indirect evidence of singularities.