Miguel Vazquez-Mozo, Universidad de Salamanca
Gravitational Collapse, Criticality and Holography

Critical gravitational collapse has been a central subject in numerical general relativity for a long time. In this talk I will review the basic ideas of critical gravitational collapse and discuss the possible relevance of this phenomenon in the context of holography. In particular, I will discuss critical formation of trapped surfaces resulting from the collision of gravitational waves in AdS and its holographic implications.