Highly Influential

5 Excerpts

- Published 2008

The gravitational collapse of a wide class of self-interacting homogeneous scalar fields models is analyzed. The class is characterized by certain general conditions on the scalar field potential, which, in particular, include both asymptotically polynomial and exponential behaviors. Within this class, we show that the generic evolution is always divergent in a finite time, and then make use of this result to construct radiating star models of the Vaidya type. It turns out that blackholes are generically formed in such models.

@inproceedings{Giamb2008GenericityOB,
title={Genericity of Blackhole Formation in the Gravitational Collapse of Homogeneous Self-interacting Scalar Fields},
author={Roberto Giamb{\`o}},
year={2008}
}