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We reconsider the classical Schwarzschild solution in the context of a Janus cosmological model. We show that the central singularity can be eliminated through a simple coordinate change and that the subsequent transit from one fold to the other is accompanied by mass inversion. In such scenario matter swallowed by black holes could be ejected as invisible negative mass and dispersed in space.
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Cancellation of the central singularity of the Schwarzschild
solution with natural mass inversion process.
Published inModern Physics Letters A, Vol. 30, No. 9 (2015) 1550051
J.P. PetitG. D’Agostini
March 25, 2021
We reconsider the classical Schwarzschild solution in the context of a Janus cosmological
model. We show that the central singularity can be eliminated through a simple coordinate
change and that the subsequent transit from one fold to the other is accompanied by mass
inversion. In such scenario matter swallowed by black holes could be ejected as invisible
negative mass and dispersed in space.
Keywords: Black hole; space bridge; Schwarzschild metric; Kerr metric; central singularity; Janus
cosmological model; Gaussian coordinates; mass inversion process.
PACS Nos.: 98.80.Bp, 98.80.Qc
1 Introduction
When Schwarzschild published his solution1of Einstein equation, in 1916, the basic hypothesis
was just time-independence and spherical symmetry. Nobody suspected that there was an addi-
tional one: null-homotopy. The consequence of this last one was that, in the proposed solution,
rwas a radial coordinate:
rr2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2.(1)
A first problem at r=Rs, considered as coordinate singularity, was eliminated by various
coordinates changes. See Fig. 1.
But r= 0 was considered as a true singularity, a point of space where the geodesics end.
The goal of this paper is to show, through a very simple coordinate change, that this so-called
“central singularity” is due to a wrong choice of local topology.
We must introduce the concept of representation space which is the space in which we build
a mental image of an object. As an example we believe we live in R3 and that space and time
are separated. This old belief is useful and enough for today’s life. But if the speed of light
was much smaller we should shift to Minkowski’s spacetime. Similarly, when we send a probe
to Jupiter or predict an eclipse we neglect space curvature. If this last was not neglectible, we
should use Einstein’s equation instead of Newton’s. If we intend to describe an object through
a line element it is easy to show, through 2D examples that inadequate coordinate choice may
induce wrong image of a geometric object. For example, consider the following metric:
+r2dϕ, (2)
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Coordinates Line element
(ingoing) 1rs
sdv22 dvdrr2dΩ2regular at horizon,
extends across
future horizon
(outgoing) 1rs
sdu22 dudrr2dΩ2regular at horizon,
extends across
past horizon
Gullstrand-Painlevé 1rs
rdTdrdr2r2dΩ2regular at horizon
Isotropic 1rs
1 + τs
4R2dt21 + rs
4R4dx2+ dy2+ dz2isotropic lightcones
on constant
time slices
Fig. 1. Schwarzschild’s geometry. Alternative coordinates.
whose signature (+,+) changes into (,+) when r > Rs. But, through the simple following
coordinate change
r=Rssin θ, (3)
this object becomes a sphere:
sdθ2+ sin2θdϕ2.(4)
Another example. Consider the metric:
r2+ 2rR +r2
The signature is (+,+) if
Rr0< r < R +r0,(6)
but through the new coordinate change
r=R+r0cos θ, (7)
we get the well-known metric of the torus:
ds2=r0dθ2+ (R+r0cos θ) dϕ2.(8)
Now, let us focus on the space part of Schwarzschild’s line element, limited to {r, ϕ}coordi-
For r < Rs, the signature (+,+) is changed into (,+). Let us make the change of variable:
r=Rs(1 + Log ch ρ),(10)
which gives:
s(1 + Log ch ρ)
Log ch ρth2ρdρ2+ (1 + Log ch ρ)2dϕ2.(11)
All singularities disappear, r=Rscorresponds to ρ= 0. In this point the determinant of
the metric
det g=R4
(1 + Log ch ρ)2
Log ch ρth2ρ,
is no longer zero. The metric is well defined for all values of ρ. If we embed the surface in a
3D-Euclidean space we can define the meridians, corresponding to
+ dz2(12)
And we immediately get the meridians as
1, r2=Rs+z2
The surface is a space bridge, a “2D diabolo” linking two 2D-Euclidean surfaces.
Fig. 2. The 2D diabolo embedded in R3.
The problem of the signature has disappeared. From Lagrange equations we can calculate
the geodesics in the [ρ, ϕ]coordinate system. If embedded, the surface owns a throat circle whose
perimeter is 2πRs. We can shape the surface as a twofold F(+) and F()cover of a M2manifold
with a 1D common circular border, and create induced mapping between adjacent points M(+)
and M().
Figure 4shows the projection αβγ of a geodesic ABC (see Fig. 2) tangent to the common
boundary, which ensures the continuity of the geodesics of the fold F(+) with the ones of the fold
F()(dotted lines). Radial line λµν is the image of a geodesic meridian curve LMN of Fig. 2.
This will be important for the following.
Figure 5shows how vicinities of adjacent points are linked by enantiomorphy relationship.
Figures 35correspond to a reduction of our representation space to a 2D Euclidean rep-
resentation space, through a non-isometric imbedding which artificially transforms the throat
into a pleat and couples points through an adjacent and enantiomorphic relationship. “The circle
owns no center and there is nothing inside”, because we are out of the considered 2D surface,
the 2D diabolo.
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Fig. 3. Twofold cover of a manifold with a circle as common boundary.
Fig. 4. Projection of geodesics.
Now introduce the 3D metric
+r2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2,(14)
which is Euclidean at infinity. When r < Rsthe signature (+ + +) is changed into (+ +).
Applying (10) we get
s(1 + Log ch ρ)
Log ch ρth2ρdρ2+ (1 + Log ch ρ)2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2.(15)
Its determinant never vanishes. The metric is well defined for all values of ρand is Euclidean
at infinite. It is a 3D space bridge linking to 3D Euclidean spaces. Its throat, corresponding to
ρ= 0, is a S2 sphere.
Unfortunately we do not own a 4D Euclidean representation space to operate an isometric
imbedding. So that, similarly as in Fig. 3, we will use a non-isometric imbedding in 3D Euclidean
space. Then the throat is converted into a “pleat” along the projected S2 sphere. Similarly, some
geodesics, continuous in this 3D hypersurface, seem to turn back on the sphere (see Fig. 6).
To show 3D space orientation we will use a tetrahedron (see Fig. 7). To illustrate the enan-
tiomorphy relationship we need to project this object through the S2 throat sphere, each vertice
following a geodesic, as showed in Fig. 8.
Fig. 5. When the triangle crosses the common boundary, the orientation is reversed.
Fig. 6. When geodesics of the 3D hypersurface cross the throat sphere they appear tangent to it in this 3D
non-isometric imbedding in a 3D Euclidean space.
Fig. 7. Oriented tetrahedron.
Fig. 8. By crossing the throat sphere, the tetrahedron is inverted.
In the 2D {ρ, ϕ}representation the adjacent points are defined by the relation:
M: (ρ, θ)M0: (ρ, θ).
In the 3D {ρ, θ, ϕ}representation the adjacent points in 2D and 3D are defined by the
M: (ρ, θ, ϕ)M0: (ρ, θ, ϕ).
The association of points Mand M0goes hand in hand with an enantiomorphic relation
between their corresponding neighborhoods.
Now let us go back to (2) and apply (10). We get
ds2=Log ch ρ
1 + Log ch ρc2dt2R2
s(1 + Log ch ρ)
Log ch ρth2ρdρ2+ (1 + Log ch ρ)2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2.
When ρtends to ±∞,Log ch ρρand th ρ1. The metric tends to Lorentz metric. Space
is extended to (ρ > 0; ρ < 0) domain. The hypersurface becomes a spacetime bridge, linking two
Lorentz spaces through a throat surface S2. When we calculate the geodesics in the plane θ=π
in the {t, r, θ, ϕ}representation we find the following (Eq. (6.90) in Ref. 8):
where land hare the classical parameters of the quasi-Keplerian trajectory (Eqs. (6.80) and
(6.81) in Ref. 8). On the Schwarzschild’s sphere (r=Rs)we get:
tg α=Rs
Rscl .(18)
In a {t, ρ, θ, ϕ}representation, with θ=π
2, we obtain curves ρ=f(ϕ)that will be inscribed
in two (adjacent) folds F(+) and F().
(tg β)ρ0=ρdϕ
scl ρ20.(19)
The throat sphere r=Rsis reduced to a point. But the geodesics of the fold F(+) can be
prolonged continuously in the adjacent fold F().The central singularity disappears. Now let us
deal with spacetime structures.
Referring to Introduction to General Relativity, Sec. 2.6 of Ref. 8:
Fig. 9. Geodesical path in a [ρ, ϕ]representation (plane, θ=π/2).
By letting a family of geodesics play a particular role among the coordi-nates lines
Gauss introduced a useful coordinate system. Consider a 4D space with hyperbolic
metric with signature (1,1,1,1). Assume we can imbed a 3D hypersurface Σ3,
imbedded in the 4D space Σ4. Assume, in some place, we can define a vector n
normal to Σ3, which satisfies:
which, in the familiar language of special relativity theory, implies that Σ3is “oriented
in space” (whereas the vector n, normal to s, is “oriented in time”).
We introduce in the surface Σ3three coordinates x1,x2,x3which serve to charac-
terise the point PΣ3. Through each point Pof the 3D surface Σ3we draw the
geodesic which is orthogonal to Σ3at P. These geodesic will form a non-intersecting
curves in some neighborhood Mof Σ3such that, through each point Pof Mthere
will be exactly one of the geodesics constructed. We introduce now, in the entire
4D domain M, coordinates as follows: Given P, we consider the geodesic passing
through Pand its original point PΣ3. We define the coordinate xiof Pin terms
of the arc length PPof the geodesic and of the coordinate xiof P.
In this manner, the three coordinates x1,x2,x3remain constant along any geodesic
perpendicular to Σ3. It follows that, along such a geodesic,
ds2= (d ˙x)2, g00 = 1.
This is the classical way Gaussian coordinates are defined. This is possible if and only if
g00 6= 0, if the term of the line element related to time-marker is nonzero. Note that, in Fig. 1,
Fig. 10
Fig. 11. Building a 3D spacetime.
Fig. 12. In turning the throat circle, the arrow of time is inverted.
through various choices of coordinate systems, in Schwarzschild solution this term g00 (called
gtt) vanishes on the so-called horizon (r=Rs), or throat surface (ρ= 0). It means that on this
peculiar portion of the hypersurface, normal vector and space orientation cannot be defined.
Let us build a 3D spacetime on a 2D surface, as the twofold cover of a manifold M2, as shown
in Fig. 11.
As shown in Fig. 12 we will find some problem at the common boundary, where it is impossible
to define space orientation and arrow of time (identified to normal vector). But, for adjacent
regions we have imbricated PT-symmetrical spacetime structures. Such coupling concept, called
at that time “twin universe theory”, was first presented by Sakharov in 19671215 and later in
Ref. 11. In addition, this goes with recent works9,10 (Janus Cosmological Model).
We have to deal with 4D spacetime, not 3D spacetime, which is just a didactic image of such
geometric structure.
Back to the expression of the Schwarzschild metric in the new coordinates (16) we see that,
on the throat surface (ρ= 0), gtt vanishes (as well as in expressions shown in Fig. 1). According
to Sec. 2.6 of Ref. 8, Gaussian coordinates cannot be defined, which means that on the throat
surface, time and space cannot be oriented. This fits time and space inversion from fold F(+) to
fold F(), so that we must write joint metrics:
ds(+)2 =Log ch ρ
1 + Log ch ρc2dt(+)2
s(1 + Log ch ρ)
Log ch ρth2ρdρ2+ (1 + Log ch ρ)2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2,(20a)
ds()2 =Log ch ρ
1 + Log ch ρc2dt()2
s(1 + Log ch ρ)
Log ch ρth2ρdρ2+ (1 + Log ch ρ)2dθ2+ sin2θdϕ2,(20b)
In the neighborhood of ρ= 0 it is possible to write the nearby expressions:
2dt(+)22 dρ2R2
2dt()22 dρ2R2
The inversion of the time variable does not imply a change in the sign of the proper time, and
from one fold to the other ds()takes the reins of ds(+). It is not possible to have an inversion
in the length measure along a geodesic. In other words we have ds(+)ds()>0. But t(+)
and t()are nothing more than “time markers”, simple coordinates, and thus one will have:
dt()=dt(+). So here one finds again the central idea of differential geometry: the length
element has an only intrinsic reality. Lagrange equations give always in the vicinity of ρ= 0 the
¨ϕ= ¨ρ= 0.(23)
These functions are linear and monotonic as a function of the proper times (lengths s(+) and
s()) that enchain themselves in passing from one fold to the other without inversion.
ds(+) =C
ρ2, C =Cst .(24)
The sign of the constant Cdepends on the sense adopted for the passage from one fold to the
other. The object is thus a “black hole” and a “white fountain” at the same time. But, if measured
with variable t(+) the passage is achievable only in an infinite time. If the object results from
the implosion of a neutron star, its mass would be transferred to the negative energy region. But
for the observers located in one of the folds such phenomena of implosion–explosion will appear
to be “freezed in time”.
As shown in Ref. 16 time-inversion goes with mass and energy inversion. In Refs. 11 and 12,
according to Janus Cosmological Model the universe is composed by positive and negative energy
(and mass if they own) particles, respectively described by metrics g(+)
µν and g()
µν , solutions of a
coupled field equation system. Spacetime bridges operate mass inversion. From Ref. 11 we know
that masses with opposite signs repel each other. On another hand negative matter does not
interact with positive matter by electromagnetic, strong or weak interaction.
2 Conclusion and Discussion
If black holes exist and swallow matter this last, instead to be crushed in a central singularity,
would be discretely rejected as an invisible negative matter.
The main feature of the theory presented here is the mass (and space) inversion process. The
advantage is to avoid the puzzling problem of a “central singularity” and to explain the fate of
matter swallowed by black holes. But it implies injection of negative energy (and mass if the
own) particles in spacetime, considered as a manifold plus two metrics g(+)
µν and g()
µν .
As precised in Ref. 9we assumed that particles of opposite masses do not interact neither
by electromagnetic forces nor strong or weak forces, they could not enter into a collision. Some
colleagues have criticized this idea arguing that “the particles are on the same spacetime”. The
answer to this question is: if one considers the problem on purely geometrical grounds, those
encounters would be “geometrically impossible” because the two subsets move along disjoint
families of geodesics.
A second criticism may rely on the immediate instability of a quantum vacuum which could
create pairs (+m, m). But it is based on the theoretical framework of quantum gravity that,
however, still today remains purely hypothetical. The creation and annihilation of pairs of par-
ticles of opposite mass has not been de-scribed till today.
A third criticism may issue from Quantum Field Theory, which excludes straight away states
of negative energy “because a particle could not have an energy less than that of the vacuum”
(p. 76 of Ref. 17). We quote:
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the action of a negative pressure and hence of negative energy (pressure is an energy density by
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