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Compact Lorentzian manifolds without closed nonspacelike geodesics


Author: Gregory J. Galloway
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 98 (1986), 119-123
MSC: Primary 53C50; Secondary 53C22
MathSciNet review: 848888
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Abstract: We prove that every compact two-dimensional Lorentzian manifold contains a closed timelike or null geodesic. We then construct a two-dimensional example without any closed timelike geodesies and a three-dimensional example without any closed timelike or null geodesics.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1986-0848888-7
Article copyright: © Copyright 1986 American Mathematical Society