Violation of cosmic censorship in dynamical p -brane systems

Kengo Maeda, Kunihito Uzawa

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We study the cosmic censorship of dynamical p-brane systems in a D-dimensional background. This is the generalization of the analysis in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory, which was discussed by Horne and Horowitz [Phys. Rev. D 48, R5457 (1993)]. We show that a timelike curvature singularity generically appears from an asymptotic region in the time evolution of the p-brane solution. Since we can set regular and smooth initial data in a dynamical M5-brane system in 11-dimensional supergravity, this implies a violation of cosmic censorship.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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