Holographic Signatures of Critical Collapse

Chesler, Paul M. (Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA) ; Way, Benson (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W9, Canada)

12 June 2019

Abstract: Critical phenomena in gravitational collapse exhibit the universal features of self-similarity, critical scaling, and the appearance of a naked singularity. We study critical collapse in anti–de Sitter space, focusing on holographic field theory observables. We demonstrate that the echoing period, critical exponent, and signatures of the naked singularity can all be extracted from the holographic stress tensor.

Published in: Physical Review Letters 122 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.231101
License: CC-BY-4.0

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