This entry is about the Roger Penrose‘s diagrams reflecting causal structure of spacetimes in general relativity. For the Penrose notation for tensors in linear algebra see at

string diagram.

black hole spacetimes | vanishing angular momentum | positive angular momentum |
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vanishing charge | Schwarzschild spacetime | Kerr spacetime |

positive charge | Reissner-Nordstrom spacetime | Kerr-Newman spacetime |

In the theory of gravity (general relativity) the *Penrose diagram* of a given spacetime is a 2-dimensional depiction (time running vertically and a single spatial distance coordinate running horizontally) of its causal structure, reflecting the projected image of the spacetime under a conformal transformation which makes events at timelike/spacelike/lightlike infinity of the spacetime appear at respective boundary points of its Penrose diagram.

Due to Roger Penrose.

See also:

- Wikipedia,
*Penrose diagram*

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