Global Structure and Evolution in General Relativity

Proceedings of the First Samos Meeting on Cosmology, Geometry and Relativity held at Karlovassi, Samos, Greece, 5–7 September 1994

  • Editors
  • Spiros Cotsakis
  • Gary W. Gibbons
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 460)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
    Pages 3-31
  3. Demetrios Christodoulou
    Pages 33-54
  4. Arthur E. Fischer, Vincent Moncrief
    Pages 111-173

About these proceedings


The five lectures presented in this volume address very timely mathematical problems in relativity and cosmology. Part I is devoted to the initial value and evolution problems of the Einstein equations. Especially it deals with the Einstein-Yang-Mills-Boltzmann system, fluid models with finite or infinite conductivity, global evolution of a new (two-phase) model for gravitational collapse and the structure of maximal, asymptotically flat, vacuum solutions of the constraint equations which have the additional property of containing trapped surfaces. Part II focuses on geometrical-topological problems in relativity and cosmology: on the role of cosmic censorship for the global structure of the Einstein-Maxwell equations and on the mathematical structure of quantum conformal superspace.


Gravitation Gravity black hole cosmology general relativity relativity theory of relativity

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60751-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49361-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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