Generic cosmic-censorship violation in anti-de sitter space

Thomas Hertog, Gary T. Horowitz, Kengo Maeda

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Abstract

The (four-dimensional) gravity coupled to a scalar field with potential V(φ) was discussed. It was found that the potential satisfied the positive energy theorem for solutions that asymptotically tend to a negative local minimum. It was observed that for a large class of such potentials, there was a open set of smooth initial data that evolved to naked singularities. Analysis suggests that potentials with a local Minkowski minimum lead to violations of cosmic censorship in asymptotically flat spacetimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131101
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes

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Generic cosmic-censorship violation in anti-de sitter space. / Hertog, Thomas; Horowitz, Gary T.; Maeda, Kengo.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 92, No. 13, 02.04.2004, p. 131101.

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Hertog, Thomas ; Horowitz, Gary T. ; Maeda, Kengo. / Generic cosmic-censorship violation in anti-de sitter space. In: Physical Review Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 92, No. 13. pp. 131101.
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