Generic cosmic-censorship violation in anti-de sitter space

Thomas Hertog, Gary T. Horowitz, Kengo Maeda

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The (four-dimensional) gravity coupled to a scalar field with potential V(φ) was discussed. It was found that the potential satisfied the positive energy theorem for solutions that asymptotically tend to a negative local minimum. It was observed that for a large class of such potentials, there was a open set of smooth initial data that evolved to naked singularities. Analysis suggests that potentials with a local Minkowski minimum lead to violations of cosmic censorship in asymptotically flat spacetimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131101
Pages (from-to)131101-1-131101-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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