The evolution of conifolds

Research paper by Neil A. Butcher, Paul M. Saffin

Indexed on: 08 Sep '08Published on: 08 Sep '08Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


We simulate the gravitational dynamics of the conifold geometries (resolved and deformed) involved in the description of certain compact spacetimes. As the cycles of the conifold collapse towards a singular geometry we find that a horizon develops, shielding the external spacetime from the curvature singularity of the newly formed black hole. The structure of the black hole is examined for a range of initial conditions, and we find a candidate black-hole solution for the final state of the collapse.