General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 433–444 | Cite as

Republication of: A theorem on Petrov types

  • J. N. GoldbergEmail author
  • R. K. Sachs
Golden Oldie


This is a republication of the paper “A Theorem on Petrov Types” by Goldberg and Sachs, Acta Phys. Pol. 22 (supplement), 13 (1962), in which they proved the Goldberg-Sachs theorem. The article has been selected for publication in the Golden Oldies series of General Relativity and Gravitation. Typographical errors of the original publication were corrected by the editor. The paper is accompanied by a Golden Oldie Editorial containing an editorial note written by Andrzej Krasiński and Maciej Przanowski and Goldberg’s brief autobiography. The editorial note explains some difficult parts of the proof of the theorem and discusses the influence of results of the paper on later research.


Ricci Tensor Riemann Tensor Editorial Note Petrov Type Null Congruence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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