Colliding gravitational plane waves : bell-szekeres solution

Cambaz, Efsun
The collision of pure electromagnetic plane waves with collinear polarization in Einstein-Maxwell theory and the collision of gravitational plane waves in vacuum Einstein theory are studied. The singularity structure of the Bell-Szekeres and the Szekeres solutions is examined by using curvature invariants. As a final work, the collision of the plane waves in dilaton gravity theory is studied and also the singularity structure of the corresponding space-time is examined.
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E. Cambaz, “Colliding gravitational plane waves : bell-szekeres solution ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.