Foundations of Physics

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 276-288

First online:

On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity

  • John Byron ManchakAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University of Washington Email author 

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Malament-Hogarth spacetimes are the sort of models within general relativity that seem to allow for the possibility of supertasks. There are various ways in which these spacetimes might be considered physically problematic. Here, we examine these criticisms and investigate the prospect of escaping them.

Supertasks Malament-Hogarth spacetimes General relativity Computation