Three Dimensional Gravity in the Presence of Scalar Fields

Tolga Birkandan, M. Hortaçsu*

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We study a scalar field in curved space in three dimensions. We obtain a static perturbative solution and show that this solution satisfies the exact equations in the asymptotic region at infinity. The new solution gives rise to a singularity in the curvature scalar at the origin. Our solution, however, necessitates the excising the region near the origin, thus avoiding the naked singularity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


We thank very illuminating discussions with Professors Alikram Aliev and Nes¸e Özdemir. This work is partially supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. M.H. is also supported by TUBA, The Academy of Sciences of Turkey.

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Academy of Sciences of Turkey
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu


    • Blackholes
    • Choptuik formation
    • Singularity


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