eb 2 00 3 Self-Similar Solutions , Critical Behavior and Convergence to Attractor in Gravitational Collapse

@inproceedings{Harada2003eb20,
  title={eb 2 00 3 Self-Similar Solutions , Critical Behavior and Convergence to Attractor in Gravitational Collapse},
  author={Tomohiro Harada},
  year={2003}
}
General relativity as well as Newtonian gravity admits self-similar solutions due to its scale-invariance. This is a review on these self-similar solutions and their relevance to gravitational collapse. In particular, our attention is mainly paid on the crucial role of self-similar solutions in the critical behavior and attraction in gravitational collapse.