Shock waves and Birkhoff's theorem in Lovelock gravity

E. Gravanis

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Spherically symmetric shock waves are shown to exist in Lovelock gravity. They amount to a change of branch of the spherically symmetric solutions across a null hypersurface. The implications of their existence for the status of Birkhoff's theorem in the theory is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104024
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2010


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