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VOL. 11 | 2010 Is the Light too Light?
Silvia Vilasi, Rosangela Canonico, Giovanni Sparano, Gaetano Vilasi

Editor(s) Ivaïlo M. Mladenov, Gaetano Vilasi, Akira Yoshioka

Abstract

The gravitational interaction of light is analyzed considering its dual characteristic nature, i.e., as an (electromagnetic) wave or as a particle (photon). Considered as an electromagnetic wave, the light can be source of gravitational waves belonging to the larger class of exact solutions of Einstein field equations which are invariant for a non-Abelian two-dimensional Lie algebra of Killing fields. It is shown that in the would be quantum theory of gravity they correspond to spin−1 massless particles.

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Published: 1 January 2010
First available in Project Euclid: 13 July 2015

zbMATH: 1205.83019
MathSciNet: MR2757935

Digital Object Identifier: 10.7546/giq-11-2010-211-220

Rights: Copyright © 2010 Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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