10.4225/03/5b0268bb4b673
DANIEL ROBERT JACKSON
A Numerical Exploration of the Spherically Symmetric SU(2) Einstein-Yang-Mills Equations
2019
Monash University
General Relativity
Yang-Mills
self-similarity
2019-04-05 03:53:08
article
https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/thesis/A_Numerical_Exploration_of_the_Spherically_Symmetric_SU_2_Einstein-Yang-Mills_Equations/6292109
The Einstein-Yang-Mills equations describe how a spacetime can curve when it contains a generalisation of an electromagnetic field known as a Yang-Mills field.
This thesis develops an efficient numerical code to solve the equations and finds new self-similar behaviour that occurs as black holes are just on the cusp of forming, contributing to a better understanding of general relativity, Einsteinâ€™s theory of gravity.