Special Issue "New Solutions of Einstein Equations in Spherical Symmetry"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Salvatore Capozziello
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Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Pancini”, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy
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Interests: extended theories of gravity; exact solutions in general relativity and cosmology: quantum field in curved spacetime; quantum cosmology
Dr. Orlando Luongo
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National Institute for Nuclear Physics, INFN, National Laboratories of Frascati, Frascati, Italy
Interests: dark energy; dark matter; extended theories of gravity; quantum field theory; gravitational physics; space optics
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Prof. Roberto Giambò
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Scuola di Scienze e Tecnologie, Università di Camerino, Camerino, Italy
Interests: gravitational collapse; singularity formation; exact solutions in general relativity; qualitative behavior of cosmological solutions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,
    As a purely mathematical theory, Einstein's Relativity predicts many models, whose properties can arouse interest in view of experimental proof of their actual validity. In the search for exact solutions to Einstein's equations, and related field equations coming from other theories of gravity, spherical solutions have obviously played a central role from the beginning. Despite its inadequacy in describing a phenomenon of great importance and topicality, such as the emission of gravitational waves, spherical symmetry represents a rich training ground of relatively simple mathematical models, which can, however, show many central features of any theory of gravitation, such as gravitational collapse, the onset of horizons, and the formation of singularities. Furthermore, it is well known that the principles underlying relativistic cosmology lead us to consider the evolution of the universe in a spherical framework.
    In this Special Issue of Symmetry, we wish to host contributions that illustrate the richness of Einstein's theory, through the presentation of new spherical solutions or through an original reinterpretation of the physical meaning of solutions already known in the literature, possibly also in the context of extended theories of gravity. Experts in the theory of Relativity are cordially invited to contribute their work on the topics indicated above.

Prof. Salvatore Capozziello
Prof. Orlando Luongo
Prof. Roberto Giambò
Guest Editors

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  • Spherical symmetry
  • Cosmological solutions
  • Gravitational collapse
  • Extended theories of gravity
  • Black holes
  • Singularities
  • Horizons
  • Dark energy
  • Dark matter

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The Erez–Rosen Solution Versus the Hartle–Thorne Solution
Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1324; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11101324 - 22 Oct 2019
In this work, we investigate the correspondence between the Erez–Rosen and Hartle–Thorne solutions. We explicitly show how to establish the relationship and find the coordinate transformations between the two metrics. For this purpose the two metrics must have the same approximation and describe [...] Read more.
In this work, we investigate the correspondence between the Erez–Rosen and Hartle–Thorne solutions. We explicitly show how to establish the relationship and find the coordinate transformations between the two metrics. For this purpose the two metrics must have the same approximation and describe the gravitational field of static objects. Since both the Erez–Rosen and the Hartle–Thorne solutions are particular solutions of a more general solution, the Zipoy–Voorhees transformation is applied to the exact Erez–Rosen metric in order to obtain a generalized solution in terms of the Zipoy–Voorhees parameter δ = 1 + s q . The Geroch–Hansen multipole moments of the generalized Erez–Rosen metric are calculated to find the definition of the total mass and quadrupole moment in terms of the mass m, quadrupole q and Zipoy–Voorhees δ parameters. The coordinate transformations between the metrics are found in the approximation of ∼q. It is shown that the Zipoy–Voorhees parameter is equal to δ = 1 q with s = 1 . This result is in agreement with previous results in the literature. Full article
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