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CECs, Centro de Estudios Científicos (Center for Scientific Studies) is a private, non-profit corporation, devoted to the development, promotion and diffusion of scientific research. CECs was founded in 1984 as the Center for Scientific Studies of Santiago and has since been directed by physicist Claudio Bunster.

“If you plan to make a voyage of discovery, choose a ship of small draught”
Captain James Cook rejecting the large ships offered by the Admiralty for the search of a new continent.
 
Theoretical Physics

QUANTUM DRESSES FOR NAKED SINGULARITIES

 

Researchers from the CECs’ Theoretical Physics Lab have recently demonstrated that quantum effects can explain why there are no naked singularities in nature. These results confirm – in a particular case – the “cosmic censorship” conjecture, proposed by R. Penrose almost 50 years ago.

 

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Cristián Martínez and Jorge Zanelli, CECs researchers, along with Marc Casals and Alessandro Fabbri, in Brazil and France respectively, investigated one of the rarest objects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity: Naked singularities.

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