The evolution of marginally stable MOTS in spherically symmetric spacetimes

Bussey, Liam (2022) The evolution of marginally stable MOTS in spherically symmetric spacetimes. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The main objective of this thesis is to study the time evolutionary behaviour of a dynamical black hole horizon characterized by a marginally outer trapped tube (MOTT), a quasi-local model of a black hole horizon defined as a 3-dimensional hypersurface foliated by marginally outer trapped surfaces (MOTS). Motivated by numerical simulations of a binary black hole merger which predict that during the time evolution of the system a MOTT will suddenly appear or disappear and exhibit non-smooth evolutionary behaviour, we work in a spherically symmetric setting and build on established results about the existence of MOTTs based on a stability criteria and derive a local geometric condition which will allow us to distinguish the type of evolution and identify MOTTs with the same behaviour as the numerical model.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15761
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70)
Keywords: marginally outer trapped tubes, vaidya spacetime, stability
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: September 2022
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: General relativity (Physics)--Mathematics; Black holes (Astronomy)--Mathematics

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