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Impact of curvature divergences on physical observers in a wormhole space-time with horizons

G. J. Olmo, D. Rubiera-Garcia, A. Sanchez-Puente

Abstract
The impact of curvature divergences on physical observers in a black hole space-time, which, nonetheless, is geodesically complete is investigated. This space-time is an exact solution of certain extensions of general relativity coupled to Maxwell’s electrodynamics and, roughly speaking, consists of two Reissner-Nordström (or Schwarzschild or Minkowski) geometries connected by a spherical wormhole near the center. We find that, despite the existence of infinite tidal forces, causal contact is never lost among the elements making up the observer. This suggests that curvature divergences may not be as pathological as traditionally thought.

Keywords
Singularities, black holes, metric-af fi ne geometry

Classical and Quantum Gravity
Volume 33, Number 11
2016 June

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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