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Math team may put ‘wrinkle’ in general relativity


Mathematicians have devised a new way to crinkle up the fabric of space-time—at least in theory.

“We show that space-time cannot be locally flat at a point where two shock waves collide,” says Blake Temple, professor of mathematics at University of California, Davis. “This is a new kind of singularity in general relativity.”

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