Friday, July 15, 2016

[ooxwtlbm] Accretion disks in higher dimensions

It is curious that in both 2 and 3 dimensions, matter converging toward a point, e.g., a black hole, forms a 2 dimensional accretion disk.  What happens in higher dimensions?  I speculate that in sufficiently high dimensions it is not a 2D disk; there is enough space for perturbations to cause a disk structure not to be stable.

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