Séminaires sur les aspects théoriques et expérimentaux de la gravitation

The Geroch group in Einstein spaces

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.