Blackfolds, plane waves and minimal surfaces

Armas, Jay; Blau, Matthias (2015). Blackfolds, plane waves and minimal surfaces. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(7) Springer 10.1007/JHEP07(2015)156

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Minimal surfaces in Euclidean space provide examples of possible non-compact horizon geometries and topologies in asymptotically flat space-time. On the other hand, the existence of limiting surfaces in the space-time provides a simple mechanism for making these configurations compact. Limiting surfaces appear naturally in a given space-time by making minimal surfaces rotate but they are also inherent to plane wave or de Sitter space-times in which case minimal surfaces can be static and compact. We use the blackfold approach in order to scan for possible black hole horizon geometries and topologies in asymptotically flat, plane wave and de Sitter space-times. In the process we uncover several new configurations, such as black helicoids and catenoids, some of which have an asymptotically flat counterpart. In particular, we find that the ultraspinning regime of singly-spinning Myers-Perry black holes, described in terms of the simplest minimal surface (the plane), can be obtained as a limit of a black helicoid, suggesting that these two families of black holes are connected. We also show that minimal surfaces embedded in spheres rather than Euclidean space can be used to construct static compact horizons in asymptotically de Sitter space-times.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Saldanha Nascimento, Jácome and Blau, Matthias

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Esther Fiechter

Date Deposited:

31 Aug 2015 16:52

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2015 10:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP07(2015)156

ArXiv ID:

1503.08834v2

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71424

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71424

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