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VOL. 27 | 1991 "Highly symmetric" space-times


In this chapter we shall describe the spaces of maximal globally hyperbolic (Hausdorff) spaces-times for which the groups $S0(3) \times U(l), S0(3)$ (two-dimensional principal orbits) and $U(l) \times U(l) \times U(l)$ act by isometries on some compact, connected and orientable Cauchy surface. We start by proving the well known result, that symmetries of Cauchy data lead to symmetries of the space-time:


Published: 1 January 1991
First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2014

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