**"Doc in Progress"** is pleased to introduce you to

**Mattia Fogagnolo**- PhD in Mathematics, University of Trento

**Abstract**:

A famous conjecture of Penrose in General Relativity roughly states that we can control the mass of a spacetime in terms of the total area of its black holes. In this talk we outline the wonderful proof of an important special case of this conjecture through Inverse Mean Curvature Flow due to Huisken and Ilmanen. The argument is geometrically very intuitive, yet the rigorous realisation is a journey through various challenging problems in Analysis.

**Thursday 03 October 2019 – at 3:00 p.m.****Seminar Room “-1” – Department of Mathematics, Via Sommarive, 14 Povo, Trento**