# Self-similar spherically symmetric wave maps coupled to gravity

@article{Bizon2000SelfsimilarSS, title={Self-similar spherically symmetric wave maps coupled to gravity}, author={Piotr Bizo'n and Arthur G. Wasserman}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2000}, volume={62}, pages={084031} }

We investigate spherically symmetric continuously self-similar (CSS) solutions in the SU(2) sigma model coupled to gravity. Using mixed numerical and analytical methods, we provide evidence for the existence (for small coupling) of a countable family of regular CSS solutions. This fact is argued to have important implications for the ongoing studies of black hole formation in the model.

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