Necessary conditions are proposed for the admissibility of singular classical solutions with 3 + 1-dimensional Poincaŕe invariance to five-dimensional gravity coupled to scalars. Finite temperature considerations and examples from AdS/CFT support the conjecture that the scalar potential must remain bounded above for a solution to be physical. Having imposed some restrictions on naked singularities allows us to comment on a recent proposal for solving the cosmological constant problem.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)