15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

To Infinity and Back

17 Jun 2014, 10:30
FA-054 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (T1-3) Relativity and Gravitation - DTP / Relativité et gravitation - DPT


Ms Allison Kolly (University of Winnipeg)


An interesting property of anti-de Sitter space is that massless fields can travel to infinity in a finite time, bounce back more focussed and collapse to form a black hole. This has recently been shown to lead to the instability of AdS against the formation of black holes. Our goal is to shed light on this by numerically examining the effect of adding higher curvature terms to the Einstein-Hilbert action. In the case of of 5-dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, for example, there exists a mass gap. That is, there appears to exist a minimum mass below which no black holes can form. It is of interest to see if this mass gap restores stability to AdS space in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity.

Primary author

Ms Allison Kolly (University of Winnipeg)


Dr Andrew Frey (University of Winnipeg) Dr Gabor Kunstatter (University of Winnipeg) Mr Nils Deppe (University of Winnipeg)

Presentation Materials