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Title: Klein-Gordon solutions on non-globally hyperbolic standard static spacetimes
Author: Bullock, David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2715 5715
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2011
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We construct a class of solutions to the Cauchy problem of the Klein-Gordon equation on any standard static spacetime. Specifically, we have constructed solutions to the Cauchy problem based on any self-adjoint extension (satisfying a technical condition: ``acceptability") of (some variant of) the Laplace-Beltrami operator defined on test functions in a L^2 space of the static hypersurface. The proof of the existence of this construction completes and extends work originally done by Wald. Further results include the uniqueness of these solutions, their support properties, the construction of the space of solutions and the energy and symplectic form on this space and an analysis of certain symmetries on the space of solutions and of various examples of this method, including the construction of a non-bounded below acceptable self-adjoint extension generating the dynamics.
Supervisor: Kay, Bernard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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