A Computational Analysis of Black Hole Interiors
This project will explore the interiors of black holes using computer simulations. Currently, photographs are being released of black holes, but because of their powerful singularities where even light cannot escape, the interiors of these black holes cannot be seen. As a result, the project takes an approach of computational analysis to determine if the smoothing of the current universe compares to the smoothing of a black hole interior. If the cyclic universe theories are correct, does the interior of a black hole smooth with the same mechanism that controls the smoothing of the current universe? The research will use the programming language of Fortran 95 and supporting visualizer programs to observe the smoothing mechanism over time. With enough time evolution for the simulation, the research predicts that near the singularity of the black hole, the smoothing results in a Robertson-Walker metric (isotropy and homogeneity). Possible benefits of this research include a better understanding of the origins of this universe and a deeper explanation of how black holes smooth and collapse (Garfinkle, Lim, Pretorius, & Steinhardt, 2008). Because the inflationary model does not completely explain the collapse, the cyclical model is an alternative explanation of the current universe.
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