by Prof. Marios PETROPOULOS (CPhT, École Polytechnique)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
I will discuss the extension of Geroch's solution-generating method to the case of Einstein spaces. This will include the reduction to a three-dimensional coset space, the description of the dynamics in terms of a sigma-model and its transformation properties under the SL(2,R) group, and the reconstruction of new four-dimensional Einstein spaces. The detailed analysis of the space of solutions will be presented in a minisuperspace reduction, and will be performed using the Hamilton-Jacobi method. The cosmological constant will appear in this framework as a constant of motion.