The Conformal Structure of Space-Time

Geometry, Analysis, Numerics

  • Jörg Frauendiener
  • Helmut Friedrich

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 604)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Helmut Friedrich
    Pages 1-50
  3. Piotr T. Chruściel
    Pages 61-102
  4. Simonetta Frittelli, Niky Kamran, Ezra T. Newman
    Pages 103-112
  5. Roger Penrose
    Pages 113-121
  6. K. Paul Tod
    Pages 123-134
  7. Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon
    Pages 135-159
  8. Lars Andersson
    Pages 183-194
  9. Adrian Butscher
    Pages 195-222
  10. Robert A. Bartnik, Andrew H. Norton
    Pages 313-326
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 371-373

About this book


Causal relations, and with them the underlying null cone or conformal structure, form a basic ingredient in all general analytical studies of asymptotically flat space-time. The present book reviews these aspects from the analytical, geometrical and numerical points of view. Care has been taken to present the material in a way that will also be accessible to postgraduate students and nonspecialist reseachers from related fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Frauendiener
    • 1
  • Helmut Friedrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretische AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.MPI für GravitationsphysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutGolmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44280-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45818-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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