no-hair theorems

no-hair theorems

[¦nō ¦hār ¦thir·əmz]
(relativity)
Popular name for general relativistic theorems proving that black holes are uniquely described by their mass, charge, and angular momentum.
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With this information we should be able to test certain fundamental theorems that underlie our understanding of General Relativity such as the no-hair theorems. I discuss some of the theoretical and experimental infrastructure required to make a conclusive test of the cosmic censorship and causality conjectures on which these theorems are based.