Two-dimensional quantum black holes: Numerical methods

Fethi M. Ramazanoǧlu, Frans Pretorius

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We present details of a new numerical code designed to study the formation and evaporation of two-dimensional black holes within the Callan-Giddings- Harvey-Strominger model. We explain several elements of the scheme that are crucial to resolve the late-time behavior of the spacetime, including regularization of the field variables, compactification of the coordinates, the algebraic form of the discretized equations of motion and the use of a modified Richardson extrapolation scheme to achieve high-order convergence. Physical interpretation of our results will be discussed in detail elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245027
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 21 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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