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Cauchy surfaces in a globally hyperbolic spacetime. (English) Zbl 0644.53061
An elegant proof of the following theorem is given: A space-time (M,g) is globally hyperbolic iff a \(C^{\infty}\) manifold \(N_ 0\) and a diffeomorphism \(\psi\) : \(N_ 0\times R\to M\) exist with \(\psi (N_ 0\times \{a\})\) being a spacelike connected Cauchy surface for all \(a\in R\). [See also the author’s thesis (TU Berlin, 1987; Zbl 0612.53038)].
Reviewer: Bernd Wegner

MSC:
53C50 Global differential geometry of Lorentz manifolds, manifolds with indefinite metrics
83C75 Space-time singularities, cosmic censorship, etc.
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[1] DOI: 10.1090/S0002-9904-1977-14394-2 · Zbl 0376.53038 · doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1977-14394-2
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