Singularity formation in black hole interiors: Polarized perturbations of Schwarzschild

Spyros Alexakis
University of Toronto

We consider the stability of the Schwarzschild singularity in vacuum under polarized and axially symmetric perturbations. We find that the space-like singularities persist under such perturbations, but their dynamics exhibit a great richness, consistent with the asymptotically velocity term dominated behaviour. The result relies crucially on a new approach for the Einstein equations in axial symmetry.
Joint work with G. Fournodavlos.

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