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Black hole horizons at the extremal limit in Lorentz-violating gravity

Franchini, Nicola; Saravani, Mehdi; Sotiriou, Thomas P.

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Nicola Franchini

Mehdi Saravani

Professor of Gravitational Physics


Lorentz-violating gravity theories with a preferred foliation can have instantaneous propagation. Nonetheless, it has been shown that black holes can still exist in such theories and the relevant notion of an event horizon has been dubbed “universal horizon.” In stationary spacetimes the universal horizon has to reside in a region of spacetime where the Killing vector associated with stationarity is spacelike. This raises the question of what happens to the universal horizon in the extremal limit, where no such region exists anymore. We use a decoupling limit approximation to study this problem. Our results suggest that at the extremal limit, the extremal Killing horizon appears to play the role of a degenerate universal horizon, despite being a null and not a spacelike surface, and hence not a leaf of the preferred foliation.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 6, 2017
Publication Date Nov 28, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 13, 2017
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 96
Issue 10
Article Number 104044
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