Black hole formation from a complete regular past

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An open problem in general relativity has been to construct an asymptotically flat solution to a reasonable Einstein-matter system containing a black hole and yet causally geodesically complete to the past, containing no white holes. We construct such a solution in this paper-in fact a family of such solutions, stable in a suitable sense-where matter is described by a self-gravitating scalar field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-596
Number of pages18
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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