Geometry and regularity of moving punctures
Ó Murchadha, Niall
American Physical Society
Significant advances in numerical simulations of Black holes binaries have recently been achieved using the puncture method. We examine how and why this method works by evolving a single black hole. The coordinate singularity and hence the geometry at the puncture are found to change during evolution, from representing an asymptotically flat end to being a cylinder. We construct an analytic solution for the stationary state of a black hole in spherical symmetry that matches the numerical result and demonstrates that the evolution is not dominated by artefacts at the puncture but indeed finds the analytical result.
Black holes , Evolution , Slices
Hannam, M., Husa, S., Pollney, D., Brügmann, B. and Ó Murchadha, N. (2007) 'Geometry and regularity of moving punctures', Physical Review Letters, 99(24), 241102 (4pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.241102
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