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The evolution of conifolds

Butcher, Neil A.; Saffin, Paul M.


Neil A. Butcher


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.


Butcher, N. A., & Saffin, P. M. (2008). The evolution of conifolds. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2008(12),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 10, 2008
Publication Date Dec 2, 2008
Deposit Date Apr 21, 2017
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2008
Issue 12
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