15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Critical Phenomena in Higher Dimensional Spherically Symmetric Gravity

17 Jun 2014, 09:45
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


Mr Nils Deppe (University of Winnipeg)


String theory provides motivation to investigate critical phenomena in microscopic black hole formation in higher dimensional gravity theories. We investigate gravitational collapse in higher dimensional spherically symmetric Einstein and Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet (EGB) gravity. Our previous work has suggested the existence of a mass gap in odd dimensional EGB gravity. With adaptive mesh refinement code I have developed we are now able to investigate in more detail the possibility of such a mass gap as well as the difference in the scaling relation between even and odd dimensions. In addition, work on gravitational collapse in spherically symmetric anti-deSitter spacetime is being done.

Primary author

Mr Nils Deppe (University of Winnipeg)


Dr Gabor Kunstatter (University of Winnipeg)

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