Spike behavior in the approach to spacetime singularities

David Garfinkle, Frans Pretorius

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We perform numerical simulations of the approach to spacetime singularities. The simulations are done with sufficient resolution to resolve the small scale features (known as spikes) that form in this process. We find an analytical formula for the shape of the spikes and show that the spikes in the simulations are well described by this formula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number124067
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 29 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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