Theory Group Seminar, 26 September 2017

Benson Way, UBC-Vancouver

Instability of AdS with Angular Momenta

abstract

Global Anti-deSitter space suffers from a nonlinear instability where small excitations of energy $$E$$ form black holes on a timescale of $$t \sim 1/E$$. However, some initial data appears to lie within an “island of stability”, where collapse does not occur within $$t \gg 1/E$$. Furthermore, evidence for the instability has mostly been restricted to zero angular momenta. I will discuss some recent progress towards understanding these islands of stability, and in incorporating angular momenta.