Critical formation of trapped surfaces in the collision of gravitational shock waves

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We study the formation of marginally trapped surfaces in the head-on collision of two shock waves both in anti-de Sitter and Minkowski space-time in various dimensions as a function of the spread of the energy density in transverse space. For D = 4 and D = 5 it is shown that there exists a critical value of this spread above which no solution to the trapped… (More)

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