The influence of gravity upon topology changing transitions and warped flux compactifications
Butcher, Neil (2010) The influence of gravity upon topology changing transitions and warped flux compactifications. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
We investigate the dynamics of the geometric transitions associated to compactified spacetimes. By including the effects of gravity we are able to follow the evolution of collapsing cycles as they attempt to undergo a topology changing transition. We perform investigations where we add a perturbation to the momentum of a static solution and observe the consequences this has on the spacetime, looking for evidence of black hole formation or collapsing cycles which could lead to singular geometry.
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