We investigate the instability of the Cauchy horizon caused by causality violation in the compact vacuum universe with the topology [Formula presented], which Moncrief and Isenberg considered. We show that if the occurrence of curvature singularities are restricted to the boundary of the causality-violating region, the whole segments of the boundary become curvature singularities. This implies that strong cosmic censorship holds in the spatially compact vacuum space-time in the case of causality violation. This also suggests that causality violation cannot occur for a compact universe.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)