Special Issue "Noether’s Symmetry Approach in Gravity and Cosmology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sebastián Bahamonde
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(1) Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu, Estonia;
(2) Department of Mathematics, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Interests: modified theories of gravity; cosmology; teleparallel gravity
Prof. Mir Faizal
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(1) Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4, Canada;
(2) Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1V7, Canada
Interests: quantum gravity; string theory; high energy phenomenology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Noether’s theorem is one of the most beautiful theorems in mathematics that allows us to find symmetries for a certain model, to then to use them to reduce its dynamical system and find exact solutions. This theorem has been widely used in gravity and cosmology to find exact solutions.

An enormous literature exists about modified theories of gravity, but these theories have (in general) complicated partial differential equations, and therefore, it is not so easy to find exact solutions for those models. To go beyond general relativity (GR) or the standard model of cosmology, it is important to investigue and find new exact solutions, to then compare them with the standard solutions known in GR. This might help to analyse the differences between modified theories and GR. The main aim of this Special Edition is to invite researchers from the subjects of gravity and cosmology to submit their work, in which one can use the Noether’s symmetry approach to find exact solutions.

Dr. Sebastián Bahamonde
Prof. Mir Faizal
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Noether symmetries
  • Noether’s theorem
  • Exact solutions
  • Gravity
  • Cosmology
  • Modified gravity
  • Conserved quantities
  • Symmetries
  • Astrophysics solutions

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Higher Dimensional Static and Spherically Symmetric Solutions in Extended Gauss–Bonnet Gravity
Symmetry 2020, 12(3), 372; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12030372 - 02 Mar 2020
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We study a theory of gravity of the form f ( G ) where G is the Gauss–Bonnet topological invariant without considering the standard Einstein–Hilbert term as common in the literature, in arbitrary ( d + 1 ) dimensions. The approach is motivated [...] Read more.
We study a theory of gravity of the form f ( G ) where G is the Gauss–Bonnet topological invariant without considering the standard Einstein–Hilbert term as common in the literature, in arbitrary ( d + 1 ) dimensions. The approach is motivated by the fact that, in particular conditions, the Ricci curvature scalar can be easily recovered and then a pure f ( G ) gravity can be considered a further generalization of General Relativity like f ( R ) gravity. Searching for Noether symmetries, we specify the functional forms invariant under point transformations in a static and spherically symmetric spacetime and, with the help of these symmetries, we find exact solutions showing that Gauss–Bonnet gravity is significant without assuming the Ricci scalar in the action. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Noether’s Symmetry Approach in Gravity and Cosmology)
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Exact Spherically Symmetric Solutions in Modified Gauss–Bonnet Gravity from Noether Symmetry Approach
Symmetry 2020, 12(1), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010068 - 01 Jan 2020
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It is broadly known that Lie point symmetries and their subcase, Noether symmetries, can be used as a geometric criterion to select alternative theories of gravity. Here, we use Noether symmetries as a selection criterion to distinguish those models of f ( R [...] Read more.
It is broadly known that Lie point symmetries and their subcase, Noether symmetries, can be used as a geometric criterion to select alternative theories of gravity. Here, we use Noether symmetries as a selection criterion to distinguish those models of f ( R , G ) theory, with R and G being the Ricci and the Gauss–Bonnet scalars respectively, that are invariant under point transformations in a spherically symmetric background. In total, we find ten different forms of f that present symmetries and calculate their invariant quantities, i.e., Noether vector fields. Furthermore, we use these Noether symmetries to find exact spherically symmetric solutions in some of the models of f ( R , G ) theory. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Noether’s Symmetry Approach in Gravity and Cosmology)
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Exact Spherically Symmetric Solutions in Modified Teleparallel Gravity
Symmetry 2019, 11(12), 1462; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11121462 - 28 Nov 2019
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Finding spherically symmetric exact solutions in modified gravity is usually a difficult task. In this paper, we use Noether symmetry approach for a modified teleparallel theory of gravity labeled as f ( T , B ) gravity where T is the scalar torsion [...] Read more.
Finding spherically symmetric exact solutions in modified gravity is usually a difficult task. In this paper, we use Noether symmetry approach for a modified teleparallel theory of gravity labeled as f ( T , B ) gravity where T is the scalar torsion and B the boundary term. Using Noether theorem, we were able to find exact spherically symmetric solutions for different forms of the function f ( T , B ) coming from Noether symmetries. Full article
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