Numerical examination of an evolving black string horizon

David Garfinkle, Luis Lehner, Frans Pretorius

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We use the numerical solution describing the evolution of a perturbed black string presented by M. Choptuik, L. Lehner, I. Olabarrieta, R. Petryk, F. Pretorius, and H. Villegas [Phys. Rev. D 68, 044001 (2003)] to elucidate the intrinsic behavior of the horizon. It is found that by the end of the simulation, the affine parameter on the horizon has become very large and the expansion and shear of the horizon in turn very small. This suggests the possibility that the horizon might pinch off in infinite affine parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064009
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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