Trapped gravitational waves in jackiw–teitelboim gravity

Jeong Myeong Bae, Ido Ben-Dayan, Marcelo Schiffer, Gibum Yun, Heeseung Zoe

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Abstract

We discuss the possibility that gravitational fluctuations (“gravitational-waves”) are trapped in space by gravitational interactions in two dimensional Jackiw–Teitelboim gravity. In the standard geon (gravitational electromagnetic entity) approach, the effective energy is entirely deposited in a thin layer, the active region, that achieves spatial self-confinement and raises doubts about the geon’s stability. In this paper we relinquish the “active region” approach and obtain self-confinement of “gravitational waves” that are trapped by the vacuum geometry and can be stable against the backreaction due to metric fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number40
JournalUniverse
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Geons
  • Gravitational waves
  • Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity

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