Conformal symmetry inheritance in null fluid spacetimes

B. O. J. Tupper, A. J. Keane, Graham Stanley Hall, A. A. Coley

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We define inheriting conformal Killing vectors for null fluid spacetimes and find the maximum dimension of the associated inheriting Lie algebra. We show that for non-conformally flat null fluid spacetimes, the maximum dimension of the inheriting algebra is seven and for conformally flat null fluid spacetimes the maximum dimension is eight. In addition, it is shown that there are two distinct classes of non-conformally flat generalized plane wave spacetimes which possess the maximum dimension, and one class in the conformally flat case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-811
Number of pages10
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003



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Tupper, B. O. J., Keane, A. J., Hall, G. S., & Coley, A. A. (2003). Conformal symmetry inheritance in null fluid spacetimes. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 20(5), 801-811.