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Formation of naked singularities: The violation of cosmic censorship

Shapiro, Stuart L. and Teukolsky, Saul A. (1991) Formation of naked singularities: The violation of cosmic censorship. Physical Review Letters, 66 (8). pp. 994-997. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.66.994.

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We use a new numerical code to evolve collisionless gas spheroids in full general relativity. In all cases the spheroids collapse to singularities. When the spheroids are sufficiently compact, the singularities are hidden inside black holes. However, when the spheriods are sufficiently large, there are no apparent horizons. These results lend support to the hoop conjecture and appear to demonstrate that naked singularities can form in asymptotically flat spacetimes.

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Additional Information:© 1991 American Physical Society. (Received 7 September 1990) This research was supported in part by National Science Foundation Grants No. AST 87-14475 and No. PHY 90-07834 at Cornell University. Computations were performed on the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility. We thank A. Abrahams, M. Choptuik, C. Evans, and L. S. Finn for helpful discussions.
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NSFAST 87-14475
NSFPHY 90-07834
Issue or Number:8
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 04.20.Jb, 95.30.Sf, 97.60.Lf
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