A surface in space-time, represented as a cone in three dimensions, comprising all the points from which a light signal would reach a given point (at the apex) simultaneously, and which therefore appear simultaneous to an observer at the apex.
More example sentences
- Angular momentum can twist light cones and even make time travel possible in theory if not in practice.
- The future light cone represents the space that will eventually be filled by light emitted at that point.
- His work on light cones, black holes, wormholes, and time travel were are extremely revolutionary.
Definition of light cone in:
- The US English dictionary