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1997 | 41 | 1 | 233-242
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Fastest curves and toroidal black holes

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We discuss an apparent paradox (and conjectured resolution) of Jacobson and Venkataramani concerning 'temporarily toroidal' black hole horizons, in light of a recent connectivity theorem for spaces of complete causal curves. We do this in a self-contained manner by first reviewing the 'fastest curve argument' which proves this connectivity theorem, and we note that active topological censorship can be derived as a corollary of this argument. We argue that the apparent paradox arises only when one dispenses with the invariant viewpoint provided by the connectivity theorem in favour of an observer-dependent description. Finally, we discuss an alternative to fastest curve arguments, which can be used to construct a self-contradictory null line in certain spacetimes violating topological censorship. These arguments may shed light on the relationship between topological and cosmic censorship.
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41
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1
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233-242
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1997
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  • Department of Mathematics, University of Saskatchewan, 106 Wiggins Ave., Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E6
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