28 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
Queen's University
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Black holes and wormholes subject to conformal mappings

29 May 2017, 12:15
Botterell B143 (Queen's University)

Botterell B143

Queen's University

CLOSED - Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) M2-4 General Relativity I (DTP) | Relativité générale I (DPT)


Prof. Valerio Faraoni (Bishop's University)


Analytic solutions of the field equations of scalar-tensor gravity can look very different in different conformal frame representations. For example, certain Brans class IV solutions describing wormholes in the Jordan frame correspond to horizonless geometries in the Einstein frame. The reasons for such a change of behaviour under conformal mappings are elucidated in general.

[Based on Phys. Rev. D 93, 024005 (2016)]

Primary author

Prof. Valerio Faraoni (Bishop's University)


Dr Angus Prain (Heriot-Watt University, UK) Mr Andres F. Zambrano Moreno (University of Calgary)

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