Asymptotic singular behaviour of Gowdy spacetimes in string theory

Makoto Narita, Takashi Torii, Kengo Maeda

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Abstract

We study T3 Gowdy spacetimes in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton-axion system and show by the Fuchsian algorithm that they have, in general, asymptotically velocity-term-dominated singularities. The families of the corresponding solutions depend on the maximum number of arbitrary functions. Although coupling of the dilaton field with the Maxwell and/or the axion fields corresponds to the 'potential' which appears in the Hamiltonian of vacuum Bianchi IX spacetimes, our result means that the spacetimes do not become Mixmaster necessarily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4597-4613
Number of pages17
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume17
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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