Black hole instabilities and local Penrose inequalities

Pau Figueras, Keiju Murata, Harvey S. Reall

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Abstract

Various higher-dimensional black holes have been shown to be unstable by studying linearized gravitational perturbations. A simpler method for demonstrating instability is to find initial data that describes a small perturbation of the black hole and violates a Penrose inequality. We use the method to confirm the existence of the ”ultraspinning” instability of Myers-Perry black holes. We also study black rings and show that ”fat” black rings are unstable. We find no evidence of any rotationally symmetric instability of ”thin” black rings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages1324-1326
Number of pages3
Edition210699
ISBN (Print)9789814612142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2015 Jul 12015 Jul 7

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Other13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories, MG13 2012
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period15/7/115/7/7

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Figueras, P., Murata, K., & Reall, H. S. (2015). Black hole instabilities and local Penrose inequalities. In On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories (210699 ed., pp. 1324-1326). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814623995_0161