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Gravitational Collapse of Prolate Brill Waves

Rinne, Oliver (2009) Gravitational Collapse of Prolate Brill Waves. In: Physics and mathematics of gravitation. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1122. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 380-383. ISBN 978-0-7354-0658-2.

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It has been conjectured that the gravitational collapse of sufficiently prolate vacuum axisymmetric gravitational waves (Brill waves) may violate cosmic censorship. Improving on earlier work by Garfinkle and Duncan, I present a numerical evolution of such a prolate initial data set that does form an apparent horizon. Related advances in the construction of axisymmetric constrained evolution schemes are also discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Published online 01 May 2009. I wish to thank Sergio Dain, David Garfinkle, José Luis Jaramillo, John Stewart, and Darragh Walsh for helpful discussions on this work. A travel grant from the Gravitational Waves Section of the European Network of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics / ILIAS to attend this conference is gratefully acknowledged, as is a Research Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge. Earlier parts of this work were supported by grants to Caltech from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, NSF grant PHY-0601459, and NASA grant NNG05GG52G.
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Official Citation:Gravitational Collapse of Prolate Brill Waves Rinne, Oliver, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1122, 380-383 (2009), DOI:
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