Strongly Focused Gravitational Waves

Michael Reiterer (ETH Zurich), Eugene Trubowitz (ETH Zurich)
Arxiv ID: 0906.3812Last updated: 5/8/2020
This paper contains a new proof of the formation of trapped spheres, in vacuum spacetimes, by the focusing of gravitational waves, from generic data. The first such result was obtained by Christodoulou [Chr]. We exploit the same physical mechanism, but give a logically independent construction of these spacetimes.

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