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asymptotically flat

[‚ā·sim¦tät·ə·klē ′flat]
(relativity)
A space-time is asymptotically flat if it approaches Minkowski space-time at a prescribed rate at large spatial distances.
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The outermost layer is infinite in radius and limits to zero for both the mass density and absolute temperature, which corresponds to an asymptotically flat spacetime without an edge and outside space and material.
This first of two volumes of proceedings contains 19 technical papers on such topics as instabilities in kinetic theory and their relationship to the ergodic theorem, the uniqueness of photon spheres in static vacuum asymptotically flat spacetimes, an initial-boundary value problem in a strip for two-dimensional equations of Zacharov-Kunzhetsov type, an extension of harmonicity and holomorphy, and over-determined transforms in integral geometry.
Thus, toroidal event horizons are only marginally prohibited when considering eternal black holes in asymptotically flat spacetimes.