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13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Exact solutions in astrophysics

18 Dec 2015, 09:35
Level 0, Room 2 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 2

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Prof. Mustapha Ishak (The University of Texas at Dallas)


There are over 1300 known exact solutions to Einstein’s equations. Part of these solutions found applications in astrophysics including the solar system, compact objects, and cosmology. These have offered some physical or mathematical insights into the systems under consideration. In this review talk, some characterizing notions about exact solutions will be outlined along with some examples. After a brief presentation of some neutron star models, the discussion will focus on inhomogeneous cosmological models and their applications. The related problem of averaging in relativity and cosmology will also be outlined.

Primary author

Prof. Mustapha Ishak (The University of Texas at Dallas)

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