# Light rays, singularities, and all that

@article{Witten2020LightRS, title={Light rays, singularities, and all that}, author={Edward Witten}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={2020}, volume={92}, pages={045004} }

This article is an introduction to causal properties of General Relativity. Topics include the Raychaudhuri equation, singularity theorems of Penrose and Hawking, the black hole area theorem, topological censorship, and the Gao-Wald theorem. The article is based on lectures at the 2018 summer program Prospects in Theoretical Physics that was held at the IAS as well as the New Zealand Mathematical Research Institute summer school held in Nelson in January, 2020.

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