A point mass in an isotropic universe : III . The region R ≤ 2 m

@inproceedings{Nolan1999APM,
  title={A point mass in an isotropic universe : III . The region R ≤ 2 m},
  author={Brien C. Nolan},
  year={1999}
}
  • Brien C. Nolan
  • Published 1999
McVittie’s solution of Einstein’s field equations, representing a point mass embedded into an isotropic universe, possesses a scalar curvature singularity at proper radius R = 2m. The singularity is space-like and precedes, in the expanding case, all other events in the space-time. It is shown here that this singularity is gravitationally weak, and the possible structure of the region R ≤ 2m is investigated. A characterization of this solution which does not involve asymptotics is given. PACS… CONTINUE READING