Gravitation and Cosmology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 176–180 | Cite as

Black universes with trapped ghosts

  • K. A. BronnikovEmail author
  • E. V. Donskoy


A black universe is a nonsingular black hole where, beyond the horizon, there is an expanding, asymptotically isotropic universe. Such models have been previously found as solutions of general relativity with a phantomscalar field as a source of gravity and, without phantoms, in a brane world of RS2 type. Here we construct examples of static, spherically symmetric black-universe solutions in general relativity with a minimally coupled scalar field ϕ whose kinetic energy is negative in a restricted strong-field region of spacetime and positive outside it. Thus in such configurations a “ghost” is trapped in a small part of space, which may in principle explain why no ghosts are observed under usual conditions.


Black Hole Ghost Event Horizon Null Energy Condition Regular Black Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Gravitation and Fundamental MetrologyVNIIMSMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Gravitation and CosmologyPFURMoscowRussia

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