Black hole fusion in the extreme mass ratio limit

Roberto Emparan, Marina Martínez, Miguel Zilhão
2018 Physical Review D  
We present a simple, general, and accurate construction of the event horizons for the fusion of two neutral, rotating black holes with arbitrary orientation and values of their spins, in the extreme mass ratio limit where one black hole is much larger than the other. We compute several parameters that characterize the fusion and investigate their dependence on the black hole spin and orientation axis. We also exhibit and study the appearance of transient toroidal topology of the horizon. An
more » ... the horizon. An earlier conjecture about universal critical exponents before and after an axisymmetric pinch is proven.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.044004 fatcat:2wffau7ebjdzrhhkcbraz34pei