Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
How to form a wormhole
Center for Gravity and Cosmology, School of Physics Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, 180 Siwangting Road, 225002, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China
2 Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, 24061, Blacksburg, VA, USA
3 HEPCOS, Department of Physics, SUNY at Buffalo, 14260-1500, Buffalo, NY, USA
4 CERCA/Department of Physics/ISO, Case Western Reserve University, 44106-7079, Cleveland, OH, USA
Accepted: 23 November 2020
Published online: 1 December 2020
We provide a simple but very useful description of the process of wormhole formation. We place two massive objects in two parallel universes (modeled by two branes). Gravitational attraction between the objects competes with the resistance coming from the brane tension. For sufficiently strong attraction, the branes are deformed, objects touch and a wormhole is formed. Our calculations show that more massive and compact objects are more likely to fulfill the conditions for wormhole formation. This implies that we should be looking for wormholes either in the background of black holes and compact stars, or massive microscopic relics. Our formation mechanism applies equally well for a wormhole connecting two objects in the same universe.
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