Behavior of Einstein-Rosen waves at null infinity

Abhay Ashtekar, Jiří Bičák, Bernd G. Schmidt

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The asymptotic behavior of Einstein-Rosen waves at null infinity in four dimensions is investigated in all directions by exploiting the relation between the four-dimensional space-time and the three-dimensional symmetry reduction thereof. Somewhat surprisingly, the behavior in a generic direction is better than that in directions orthogonal to the symmetry axis. The geometric origin of this difference can be understood most clearly from the three-dimensional perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-694
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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