A marginally outer trapped surface (MOTS) in de Sitter spacetime is an oriented spacelike surface whose mean curvature vector is proportional to one of the two null sections of its normal bundle. Associated with a spacelike immersed surface there are two enveloping maps into Moebius space (the conformal 3-sphere), which correspond to the two future-directed null directions of the surface normal planes. We give a description of MOTSs based on the Möbius geometry of their envelopes. We distinguish three cases according to whether both, one, or none of the fundamental forms in the normal null directions vanish. Special attention is given to MOTSs with non-zero parallel mean curvature vector. It is shown that any such a surface is generically the central sphere congruence (conformal Gauss map) of a surface in Moebius space which is locally Moebius equivalent to a non-zero constant mean curvature surface in some space form subgeometry.

Marginally outer trapped surfaces in de Sitter space by low-dimensional geometries / Musso, Emilio; Nicolodi, Lorenzo. - In: JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 0393-0440. - 96(2015), pp. 168-186. [10.1016/j.geomphys.2015.06.009]

Marginally outer trapped surfaces in de Sitter space by low-dimensional geometries

NICOLODI, Lorenzo
2015

Abstract

A marginally outer trapped surface (MOTS) in de Sitter spacetime is an oriented spacelike surface whose mean curvature vector is proportional to one of the two null sections of its normal bundle. Associated with a spacelike immersed surface there are two enveloping maps into Moebius space (the conformal 3-sphere), which correspond to the two future-directed null directions of the surface normal planes. We give a description of MOTSs based on the Möbius geometry of their envelopes. We distinguish three cases according to whether both, one, or none of the fundamental forms in the normal null directions vanish. Special attention is given to MOTSs with non-zero parallel mean curvature vector. It is shown that any such a surface is generically the central sphere congruence (conformal Gauss map) of a surface in Moebius space which is locally Moebius equivalent to a non-zero constant mean curvature surface in some space form subgeometry.
Marginally outer trapped surfaces in de Sitter space by low-dimensional geometries / Musso, Emilio; Nicolodi, Lorenzo. - In: JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 0393-0440. - 96(2015), pp. 168-186. [10.1016/j.geomphys.2015.06.009]
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