CMSA General Relativity Seminar: The Gregory-Laflamme instability of black strings revisited


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September 15, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CMSA GR Seminar room

Professor Pau Figueras - Queen Mary University of London

In this talk I will discuss our recent work that reproduces and extends the famous work of Lehner and Pretorius on the end point of the Gregory-Laflamme instability of black strings. We consider black strings of different thicknesses and our numerics allow us to get closer to the singularity than ever before. In particular, while our results support the picture of the formation of a naked singularity in finite asymptotic time, the process is more complex than previously thought. In addition, we obtain some hints about the nature of the singularity that controls the pinch off of the string.

This seminar will be held in CMSA GR Seminar room and will be broadcast on Zoom.

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