Consequences of analytic boundary conditions in AdS

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We investigate the effects of an analytic boundary metric for smooth asymptotically anti-de Sitter gravitational solutions. The boundary dynamics is then completely determined by the initial data due to corner conditions that all smooth solutions must obey. We perturb a number of familiar static solutions and explore the boundary dynamics that results. We find evidence for a nonlinear asymptotic instability of the planar black hole in four and six dimensions. In four dimensions we find indications of at least exponential growth, while in six dimensions, it appears that a singularity may form in finite time on the boundary. This instability extends to pure AdS (at least in the Poincare patch). For the class of perturbations we consider, there is no sign of this instability in five dimensions.

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Horowitz, G.T., Wang, D. Consequences of analytic boundary conditions in AdS. J. High Energ. Phys. 2020, 45 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2020)045

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Keywords

  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Black Holes
  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Spacetime Singularities