Good, Michael R. R.

A scalar field gravitational analog of the Reissner-Nordstrom solution is investigated. The nonlinear Newtonian model has an upper-limit of charge for a central mass which agrees with the general relativistic condition required for the existence of the black hole horizon. The maximum limit for accumulation by bombardment of charged particles is fou...

Konoplya, R. A. Zhidenko, A.

We study quasinormal modes and scattering properties via calculation of the $S$-matrix for scalar and electromagnetic fields propagating in the background of spherically and axially symmetric, traversable Lorentzian wormholes of a generic shape. Such wormholes are described by the Morris-Thorne ansatz and its axially symmetric generalization. The p...

Hollands, Stefan

We present a proof that quantum Yang-Mills theory can be consistently defined as a renormalized, perturbative quantum field theory on an arbitrary globally hyperbolic curved, Lorentzian spacetime. To this end, we construct the non-commutative algebra of observables, in the sense of formal power series, as well as a space of corresponding quantum st...

Ernest, A D

The experimental demonstration that neutrons can reside in gravitational quantum stationary states formed in the gravitational field of the Earth indicates a need to examine in more detail the general theoretical properties of gravitational eigenstates. Despite the almost universal study of quantum theory applied to atomic and molecular states very...

Ernest, A D

This paper develops further approximate methods for obtaining the dipole matrix elements and corresponding transition and decay rates of the high-n, high-l gravitational eigenstates. These methods include (1) investigation of the polar spreads of the angular components of the high-n, high-l eigenstates and the effects these have on the limiting val...

Samokhvalov, S. E. Vanyashin, V. S.

The infinite group of deformed diffeomorphisms of the spacetime continuum is put into the basis of the gauge theory of gravity. This gives rise to some new ways for unification of gravity with other gauge interactions.

Maki, Takuya Shiraishi, Kiyoshi

Several types of static solutions to Einstein's equations coupled with antisymmetric tensor fields are found in $(2+N+1)$-dimensional spacetime. The solutions describe a product of a three-dimensional radially symmetric spacetime and an internal maximally symmetric manifold. The scale of the internal space may depend on the radial distance from the...

Wetterich, Christof

We derive a new exact evolution equation for the scale dependence of an effective action. The corresponding equation for the effective potential permits a useful truncation. This allows one to deal with the infrared problems of theories with massless modes in less than four dimensions which are relevant for the high temperature phase transition in ...

Birkandan, T.

We present a Maple11+GRTensorII based symbolic calculator for instanton metrics using Newman-Penrose formalism. Gravitational instantons are exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations with Euclidean signature. The Newman-Penrose formalism, which supplies a toolbox for studying the exact solutions of Einstein's field equations, was adopted...

Kichenassamy, Satyanad Rendall, Alan D.

We use Fuchsian Reduction to construct singular solutions of Einstein's equations which belong to the class of Gowdy spacetimes. The solutions have the maximum number of arbitrary functions. Special cases correspond to polarized, or other known solutions. The method provides precise asymptotics at the singularity, which is Kasner-like. All of these...