null infinity

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Etymology[edit]

From the physics concept of "at infinity" or "far", where fields are small, and the math concept of null set. Ironically, a null infinity may be neither far nor a null set.

Noun[edit]

null infinity (plural null infinities)

  1. In a closed space-time, especially for an Einstein cylinder, null infinity for a given point is the limit of convergence of the light cone most distant from the given point. That is, it is the limit of a set of points that each have a time-like separation from every point that has a space-like separation from the given point.

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