Numerical relativity in higher dimensions

Miguel Zilhão, Helvi Witek, Ulrich Sperhake, Vitor Cardoso, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos Herdeiro, Andrea Nerozzi

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We give a status report on our project targeted at performing numerical simulations of a head-on collision of non-spinning black holes in higher dimensional non-compact space-times. These simulations should help us understand black objects in higher dimensions and their stability properties. They are also relevant for the problem of black hole formation and evaporation in particle accelerators and cosmic rays. We use the symmetries of the system to reduce the problem to an effective 3+1 problem, allowing the use of existing numerical codes. As a simple application of the formalism, we present the results for the evolution of a five dimensional single black hole space-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012074
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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