Black holes and topological surgery

Stathis Antoniou, Louis H. Kauffman, Sofia Lambropoulou

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We directly connect topological changes that can occur in mathematical three-space via surgery, with black hole formation, the formation of wormholes and new generalizations of these phenomena. This work widens the bridge between topology and natural sciences and creates a new platform for exploring geometrical physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2042010
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2020


  • black holes
  • cosmic string
  • cosmology
  • dynamics
  • Einstein-Rosen bridge
  • entanglement
  • ER = EPR
  • geometric topology
  • handle
  • knot theory
  • mathematical model
  • Morse theory
  • natural phenomena
  • natural processes
  • Poincaré dodecahedral space
  • quantum cosmology
  • quantum gravity
  • reconnection
  • three-manifold
  • three-space
  • three-sphere
  • topological process
  • Topological surgery
  • topology
  • wormholes

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