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- Håkan Andréasson
- Living reviews in relativity
- 2005

The main purpose of this article is to provide a guide to theorems on global properties of solutions to the Einstein-Vlasov system. This system couples Einstein's equations to a kinetic matter model. Kinetic theory has been an important field of research during several decades in which the main focus has been on non-relativistic and special relativistic… (More)

- Håkan Andréasson
- 2008

In 1959 Buchdahl [13] obtained the inequality 2M/R ≤ 8/9 under the assumptions that the energy density is non-increasing outwards and that the pressure is isotropic. Here M is the ADM mass and R the area radius of the boundary of the static body. The assumptions used to derive the Buchdahl inequality are very restrictive and eg. neither of them hold in a… (More)

We show that deletion of the loss part of the collision term in all physically relevant versions of the Boltzmann equation, including the relativistic case, will in general lead to blowup in finite time of a solution and hence prevent global existence. Our result corrects an error in the proof given in Ref. [12], where the result was announced for the… (More)

Using both numerical and analytical tools we study various features of static, spherically symmetric solutions of the Einstein-Vlasov system. In particular, we investigate the possible shapes of their massenergy density and find that they can be multi-peaked, we give numerical evidence and a partial proof for the conjecture that the Buchdahl inequality sup… (More)

- Håkan Andréasson
- 2006

In a previous work [1] matter models such that the energy density ρ ≥ 0, and the radialand tangential pressures p ≥ 0 and q, satisfy p + q ≤ Ωρ, Ω ≥ 1, were considered in the context of Buchdahl’s inequality. It was proved that static shell solutions of the spherically symmetric Einstein equations obey a Buchdahl type inequality whenever the support of the… (More)

The stability features of steady states of the spherically symmetric Einstein-Vlasov system are investigated numerically. We find support for the conjecture by Zeldovich and Novikov that the binding energy maximum along a steady state sequence signals the onset of instability, a conjecture which we extend to and confirm for non-isotropic states. The sign of… (More)

- Håkan Andréasson
- 2006

A classical result by Buchdahl [6] shows that for static solutions of the spherically symmetric Einstein-matter system, the total ADM mass M and the area radius R of the boundary of the body, obey the inequality 2M/R ≤ 8/9. The proof of this inequality rests on the hypotheses that the energy density is non-increasing outwards and that the pressure is… (More)

It is shown that a spacetime with collisionless matter evolving from data on a compact Cauchy surface with hyperbolic symmetry can be globally covered by compact hypersurfaces on which the mean curvature is constant and by compact hypersurfaces on which the area radius is constant. Results for the related cases of spherical and plane symmetry are reviewed… (More)

Classical solutions of the spherically symmetric Nordström-Vlasov system are shown to exist globally in time. The main motivation for investigating the mathematical properties of the Nordström-Vlasov system is its relation to the Einstein-Vlasov system. The former is not a physically correct model, but it is expected to capture some of the typical features… (More)

- Håkan Andréasson
- 2005

The spherically symmetric Einstein-Vlasov system in Schwarzschild coordinates (i.e. polar slicing and areal radial coordinate) is considered. An improved continuation criterion for global existence of classical solutions is given. Two other types of criteria which prevent finite time blow-up are also given.