Nov 14 – 18, 2022
America/Guayaquil timezone

Gravitational collapse with torsion and Universe in a black hole

Nov 17, 2022, 3:45 PM
Salón Azul (USFQ main campus)

Salón Azul

USFQ main campus

Parallel oral presentation Cosmology and gravitation Parallel session B


Nikodem Poplawski


We consider gravitational collapse of a fluid sphere with torsion generated by spin, which forms a black hole.
We use the Tolman metric and the Einstein-Cartan field equations with a relativistic spin fluid as a source.
We show that gravitational repulsion of torsion prevents a singularity, replacing it with a nonsingular bounce.
Quantum particle creation during contraction prevents shear from overcoming torsion.
Particle creation during expansion can generate a finite period of inflation and produce large amounts of matter.
The resulting closed universe on the other side of the event horizon may have several bounces.
Such a universe is oscillatory, with each cycle larger than the preceding cycle, until it reaches a size at which dark energy dominates and expands indefinitely.
Our universe might have therefore originated from a black hole existing in another universe.

Poster fallback option for rejected abstracts for parallel oral presentations No

Primary author


Francisco Guedes (Columbia University)

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