General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 27–39 | Cite as

Einstein–Rosen solutions from Kaluza–Klein theory

  • L. A. López
  • N. Bretón
  • B. V. Ramírez
Research Article


From a time-dependent boost-rotational symmetric vacuum solution of the Einstein Equations in five dimensions, through the Kaluza–Klein reduction the corresponding Einstein–Maxwell-dilaton solutions are obtained. The four dimensional counterpart turns out to be generalized Einstein–Rosen spacetimes representing unpolarized gravitational waves traveling in an inhomogeneous cosmology. Restricting the parameters we are able to obtain different 4D time-dependent solutions equipped with scalar and electromagnetic fields.


Exact solutions Higher dimensions Kaluza–Klein theory  Black holes 



L. A. López and B. V. Ramírez acknowledge financial support from the PROMEP-Mexico project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Área Académica de Matemáticas y FísicaUAEHPachucaMexico
  2. 2.Dpto de FísicaCentro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.NApdoMexico

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