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Black holes, oscillating instantons and the Hawking-Moss transition

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ian MossORCiD



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© 2020, The Author(s). Static oscillating bounces in Schwarzschild de Sitter spacetime are investigated. The oscillating bounce with many oscillations gives a super-thick bubble wall, for which the total vacuum energy increases while the mass of the black hole decreases due to the conservation of Arnowitt-Deser-Misner (ADM) mass. We show that the transition rate of such an “up-tunneling” consuming the seed black hole is higher than that of the Hawking- Moss transition. The correspondence of analyses in the static and global coordinates in the Euclidean de Sitter space is also investigated.

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Author(s): Gregory R, Moss IG, Oshita N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of High Energy Physics

Year: 2020

Volume: 2020

Issue: 7

Online publication date: 03/07/2020

Acceptance date: 12/06/2020

Date deposited: 15/07/2020

ISSN (print): 1126-6708

ISSN (electronic): 1029-8479

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2020)024


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Funder referenceFunder name
Leverhulme Trust (RG/IGM)
JSPS Overseas Research Fellowships (NO)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Research at Perimeter Institute is supportedin part by the Government of Canada through the Department of Innovation, Science
STFC (ConsolidatedGrant ST/P000371/1) (RG/IGM), J