Averaged null energy condition and quantum inequalities in curved spacetime.

Kontou, Eleni-Alexandra.
2017-04-20T13:58:21.621Z

Abstract: The Averaged Null Energy Condition (ANEC) states that the integral along a complete null geodesic of the projection of the stress-energy tensor onto the tangent vector to the geodesic cannot be negative. ANEC can be used to rule out spacetimes with exotic phenomena, such as closed timelike curves, superluminal travel and wormholes. We prove that ANEC is obeyed by a minimally-coupled, fre... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/011981
ID: tufts:21456
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