Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Volume 12 (2008)

Number 5


Pages: 1163 – 1181



Filipe C. Mena

José Natário

Paul Tod


We match collapsing inhomogeneous as well as spatially homogeneous but anisotropic spacetimes to vacuum static exteriors with a negative cosmological constant and planar or hyperbolic symmetry. The collapsing interiors include the inhomogeneous solutions of Szekeres and of Barnes, which in turn include the Lemaître-Tolman and the McVittie solutions. The collapse can result in toroidal or higher genus asymptotically $AdS$ black holes.

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