Nonlinear stability of a brane wormhole
AbstractWe analytically study the nonlinear stability of a spherically symmetric wormhole supported by an infinitesimally thin brane of negative tension, which has been devised by Barcelo and Visser. We consider a situation in which a thin spherical shell composed of dust falls into an initially static wormhole; the dust shell plays the role of the nonlinear disturbance. The self-gravity of the falling dust shell is completely taken into account through Israel’s formalism of the metric junction. When the dust shell goes through the wormhole, it necessarily collides with the brane supporting the wormhole. We assume the interaction between these shells is only gravity and show the condition under which the wormhole stably persists after the dust shell goes through it.