Simulations of black holes in compactified spacetimes

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

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From the gauge/gravity duality to braneworld scenarios, black holes in compactified spacetimes play an important role in fundamental physics. Our current understanding of black hole solutions and their dynamics in such spacetimes is rather poor because analytical tools are capable of handling a limited class of idealized scenarios, only. Breakthroughs in numerical relativity in recent years, however, have opened up the study of such spacetimes to a computational treatment which facilitates accurate studies of a wider class of configurations. We here report on recent efforts of our group to perform numerical simulations of black holes in cylindrical spacetimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012103
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventSpanish Relativity Meeting: Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics, ERE 2010 - Granada, Spain
Duration: Sep 6 2010Sep 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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