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Evolution of black holes through a nonsingular cosmological bounce

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Corman, Maxence 
East, William E 
Ripley, Justin L 


jats:titleAbstract</jats:title> jats:pWe study the classical dynamics of black holes during a nonsingular cosmological bounce. Taking a simple model of a nonsingular bouncing cosmology driven by the combination of a ghost and ordinary scalar field, we use nonlinear evolutions of the Einstein equations to follow rotating and non-rotating black holes of different sizes through the bounce. The violation of the null energy condition allows for a shrinking black hole event horizon and we find that for sufficiently large black holes (relative to the minimum Hubble radius) the black hole apparent horizon can disappear during the contraction phase. Despite this, we show that most of the local cosmological evolution remains largely unaffected by the presence of the black hole. We find that, independently of the black hole's initial mass, the black hole's event horizon persists throughout the bounce, and the late time dynamics consists of an expanding universe with a black hole of mass comparable to its initial value. </jats:p>



5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences

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Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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