On smoothness of timelike maximal cylinders in three-dimensional vacuum spacetimes

Luc Nguyen, Gang Tian

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Abstract

We show that timelike maximal cylinders in ℝ1+2 always develop singularities in finite time and that, infinitesimally at a generic singularity, their time slices are evolved by a rigid motion or a self-similar motion. We also prove a mild generalization in other backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165010
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume30
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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