Inextendibility of expanding cosmological models with symmetry

Mihalis Dafermos, Alan D. Rendall

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A new criterion for inextendibility of expanding cosmological models with symmetry is presented. It is applied to derive a number of new results and to simplify the proofs of existing ones. In particular, it shows that the solutions of the Einstein-Vlasov system with T2 symmetry, including the vacuum solutions, are inextendible in the future. The technique introduced adds a qualitatively new element to the available tool-kit for studying strong cosmic censorship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L143-L147
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 7 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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