Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 7–16 | Cite as

Some consequences of a spatially varying cosmological constant in a spherically symmetric distribution of matter

  • J. V. Narlikar
  • J. -C. Pecker
  • J. -P. Vigier


This paper investigates the effects of the spatial variation of the cosmological constant λ on the spacetime geometry within and outside a massive object. It is seen that the variation of λ with the radial coordinate introduces non-trivial changes leading to spacetime closing on itself around a massive object. It may also be possible to generate interior solutions that lead to flat rotation curves of galaxies

Key words

cosmologial constant spatial variation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Narlikar
    • 1
  • J. -C. Pecker
    • 2
  • J. -P. Vigier
    • 3
  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPune
  2. 2.College de FranceParis Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Institut Henri PoincareParisFrance

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