Spacetime Boundaries and Completions  

In General > s.a. lorentzian geometry [extensions].
* Idea: Boundaries are attached to spacetime manifolds in certain directions in one of two contexts,
(i) The spacetime is non-compact and "infinite" (an affine parameter along a geodesic has an infinite range of values) along those directions, and is asymptotic to a spacetime of a highly symmetric, well-known form (mainly Minkowski or AdS spacetime); Compactifying spacetime along those directions by a conformal transformation allows one to define fields on the boundary that encode information on the rate of approach of various metric and curvature components to those of the asymptotic spacetime, and this information can be related to observable quantities;
(ii) The spacetime has a singularity a finite affine parameter distance from points in its interior, and compactifying it by defining a boundary there allows to study the structure of the singularity better.
@ Approaches: Dodson IJTP(78); Rácz JMP(93), CQG(10)-a0803; Marolf & Ross CQG(03)gq [future/past set pairs]; Flores et al MAMS-a1011 [Gromov, Cauchy and causal boundaries for Riemannian, Finslerian and Lorentzian manifolds].
@ Conformal compactification: Penrose PRS(65) [at null infinity]; Herranz & Santander JPA(02); Dussan & Magid JGP(07); Hořava & Melby-Thompson GRG(11) [with anisotropic scaling]; Antoniadis & Cotsakis MPLA(15)-a1505 [Zeeman fine topology, and consequences]; > s.a. asymptotic flatness.
@ With a cosmological constant: Ashtekar & Magnon CQG(84); Henneaux & Teitelboim CMP(85).
@ And phenomenology: Nakao et al PRD(10) [visible borders of spacetime generated in high-energy collisions].

Specific Types of Boundaries
* b-boundary: A way of attaching endpoints to inextendible endless curves in a spacetime; The b-boundary of a manifold M with connection is constructed by forming the Cauchy completion of the frame bundle LM equipped with a certain Riemannian metric, the b-metric G.
@ Causal boundary and completion: Geroch et al PRS(72) [strongly causal spacetime]; Budic & Sachs JMP(74) [causally continuous spacetime]; Beem GRG(77) [metric topology]; Rácz GRG(88); Flores & Harris CQG(07)gq/06 [topology, static]; Flores CMP(07)gq/06; Alana & Flores GRG(07)-a0704 [for product manifolds]; Flores et al ATMP-a1001 [final definition]; Flores et al CQG(11)-a1103 [isocausal spacetimes with non-equivalent causal boundaries]; Flores et al CQG(13)-a1209 [computability].
@ General references: Geroch et al JMP(82); Szabados CQG(88), CQG(89); Szekeres in(94); Harris gq/03-in [outline]; Bailleul JMP-a1009 [probabilistic view].
@ b-boundary: Schmidt GRG(71); Dodson GRG(79) [modification]; Ståhl CMP(99)gq, gq/00/JMP, gq/00/JMP; Sánchez Sánchez et al a1702.
@ Properties: Ashley GRG(02)gq [stability of essential singularities].
@ For Friedmann solution: Bosshard CMP(76); Johnson JMP(77); Amores & Gutiérrez JGP(99).
@ Abstract boundary: Scott & Szekeres JGP(94)gq; Ashley & Scott CM-gq/03 [singularity theorems]; Whale & Scott JGP(11) [and edges, singularities]; Barry & Scott CQG(11)-a1409 [attached-point topology], CQG(14)-a1408 [strongly-attached-point topology]; Whale et al CQG(15)-a1508 [singularity theorem].
@ Other boundaries: Meyer JMP(86); Harris JMP(98)gq/97, CQG(00) [future chronological boundary]; Harada & Nakao PRD(04)gq ["border"].

Specific Types of Spacetimes > s.a. Kaluza-Klein theory; reissner-nordström; types of spacetimes.
@ Schwarzschild: Lynden-Bell & Katz MNRAS(90); Ho gq/93/PLA; Peeters et al CQG(95)gq/94; Heinzle & Steinbauer JMP(02)gq/01.
@ Other types: Flores & Sánchez JHEP(08)-a0712 [wave-type spacetimes].

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