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New frontiers in numerical general relativity

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Organization address
address: 327 MILE END ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: E1 4NS

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙284˙525 €
 EC max contribution 1˙284˙525 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 1˙284˙525.00


 Project objective

In recent years general relativity (GR) has become an increasingly important new tool in areas of physics beyond its traditional playground in astrophysics. The main motivation for this comes from the AdS/CFT correspondence which conjectures an equivalence between gravity in anti-de Sitter (AdS) spaces and certain conformal field theories (CFT’s). Via this correspondence, GR now plays a key role in improving our understanding of non-gravitational physics at strong coupling.

The AdS/CFT correspondence naturally leads to the study of GR in dimensions greater than four and/or in AdS spaces. Our current understanding of GR in these new settings is rather limited but it has been realized that the physics of gravity can be significantly different than in the 4d asymptotically flat case. Moreover, to access these new gravitational phenomena numerical methods have been and will be essential. However, the use of numerical GR beyond the traditional 4d asymptotically flat case is still in its infancy. The goal of this project is to improve our understanding of GR in higher dimensions and/or AdS spaces using numerical techniques. To achieve this goal, we will focus on the study of the following topics:

1. Develop stable codes for doing numerical GR in AdS and higher dimensions. We will use numerical GR and the AdS/CFT correspondence to study out of equilibrium phenomena in strongly coupled CFT’s. We will also use numerical GR to understand the endpoint of the various black hole instabilities and thereby address long standing conjectures in GR.

2. New types of stationary black holes. We will use numerical GR to numerically construct new types of black holes in higher dimensions and in AdS, with novel topologies and fewer symmetries than the known ones. We shall apply them to the study of equilibrium configurations in strongly coupled gauge theories at finite temperature.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Hans Bantilan, Pau Figueras and David Mateos
Real-time Dynamics of Plasma Balls
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2020 E. Barausse, E. Berti, T. Hertog, S. Hughes, P. Jetzer, P. Pani, T. Sotiriou, N. Tamanini, H. Witek, K. Yagi, N. Yunes, T. Abdelsalhin, A. Achucarro, K. V. Aelst, N. Afshordi, S. Akcay, L. Annulli, K. G. Arun, A. C. Avendano, I. Ayuso, V. Baibhav, T. Baker, Hans Bantilan, T. Barreiro, C. Barrera-Hinojosa, N. Bartolo, D. Baumann, E. Belgacem, E. Bellini, N. Bellomo, I. Ben-Dayan, I. Bena, R. Benkel
Prospects for Fundamental Physics with LISA
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Rodrigo Panosso Macedo, José Luis Jaramillo, Marcus Ansorg
Hyperboloidal slicing approach to quasinormal mode expansions: The Reissner-Nordström case
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0029, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.124005
Physical Review D 98/12 2020-03-10
2019 Rodrigo Panosso Macedo
Comment on “Some exact quasinormal frequencies of a massless scalar field in Schwarzschild spacetime”
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0029, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.088501
Physical Review D 99/8 2020-03-10
2019 Hans Bantilan, Pau Figueras, Markus Kunesch, Rodrigo Panosso Macedo
End point of nonaxisymmetric black hole instabilities in higher dimensions
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0029, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.086014
Physical Review D 100/8 2020-03-10
2018 Biel Cardona, Pau Figueras
Critical Kaluza-Klein black holes and black strings in D = 10
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2018)120
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/11 2020-03-10
2020 Rodrigo Panosso Macedo
Hyperboloidal framework for the Kerr spacetime
published pages: 65019, ISSN: 0264-9381, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/ab6e3e
Classical and Quantum Gravity 37/6 2020-03-10
2016 Tomás Andrade, Simon A. Gentle, Benjamin Withers
Drude in D major
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2016)134
Journal of High Energy Physics 2016/6 2019-05-29
2018 Rodrigo P Macedo, Juan A Valiente Kroon
Spectral methods for the spin-2 equation near the cylinder at spatial infinity
published pages: 125007, ISSN: 0264-9381, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aac116
Classical and Quantum Gravity 35/12 2019-05-29
2016 Benjamin Withers
Nonlinear conductivity and the ringdown of currents in metallic holography
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2016)008
Journal of High Energy Physics 2016/10 2019-05-29
2018 Hans Bantilan, Takaaki Ishii, Paul Romatschke
Holographic heavy-ion collisions: Analytic solutions with longitudinal flow, elliptic flow and vorticity
published pages: 201-206, ISSN: 0370-2693, DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.08.038
Physics Letters B 785 2019-05-29
2016 Pau Figueras, Markus Kunesch, Saran Tunyasuvunakool
End Point of Black Ring Instabilities and the Weak Cosmic Censorship Conjecture
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.071102
Physical Review Letters 116/7 2019-05-29
2017 Pau Figueras, Toby Wiseman
On the existence of stationary Ricci solitons
published pages: 145007, ISSN: 0264-9381, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aa764a
Classical and Quantum Gravity 34/14 2019-05-29
2016 H. Bantilan, J. T. Brewer, T. Ishii, W. E. Lewis, P. Romatschke
String-theory-based predictions for nonhydrodynamic collective modes in strongly interacting Fermi gases
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.94.033621
Physical Review A 94/3 2019-05-29
2016 Ioannis Bakas, Kostas Skenderis, Benjamin Withers
Self-similar equilibration of strongly interacting systems from holography
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0010, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.101902
Physical Review D 93/10 2019-05-29
2016 William G. Cook, Pau Figueras, Markus Kunesch, Ulrich Sperhake, Saran Tunyasuvunakool
Dimensional reduction in numerical relativity: Modified Cartoon formalism and regularization
published pages: 1641013, ISSN: 0218-2718, DOI: 10.1142/S0218271816410133
International Journal of Modern Physics D 25/09 2019-05-29
2017 Pau Figueras, Markus Kunesch, Luis Lehner, Saran Tunyasuvunakool
End Point of the Ultraspinning Instability and Violation of Cosmic Censorship
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.151103
Physical Review Letters 118/15 2019-05-29
2017 Hans Bantilan, Pau Figueras, Markus Kunesch, Paul Romatschke
Nonspherically Symmetric Collapse in Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.191103
Physical Review Letters 119/19 2019-05-29

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