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A Numerical Exploration of the Spherically Symmetric SU(2) Einstein-Yang-Mills Equations

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posted on 05.04.2019, 03:53 by DANIEL ROBERT JACKSON
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, Einstein’s theory of gravity.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Todd Oliynyk

Additional supervisor 1

Robert Bartnik

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Mathematical Sciences

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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