Penrose inequalities and the stability of non-uniform black strings

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Pau Figueras
Date: 
October 17th, 2012 at 16:30
Room: 
Maths 103
Abstract: 

In this talk I will first review static black holes in Kaluza-Klein theory. It is well-known that within this theory there exist black strings which are non-uniform along the Kaluza-Klein circle. Using numerical methods, I will explain how to construct (for the first time) non-uniform black strings in $D\geq 11$, where D is the total number of spacetime dimensions. The stability of such black objects has not been discussed before. And in the last part of the talk I will explain how one can study the stability of non-uniform black strings using Penrose inequalities. This will lead to a new conjecture for the phase diagram of static Kaluza-Klein black holes.