General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 71–75 | Cite as

Vacuum strings in FRW models

  • C. C. Dyer
  • L. M. Oattes
  • G. D. Starkman
Research Articles


We find that vacuum string solutions cannot be embedded in an FRW model in the spirit of the swiss cheese model for inhomogeneities. Since all standard lensing calculations rely implicitly on the Swiss Cheese model, this result indicates that the previous lensing results for the vacuum string may be in error.


Differential Geometry String Solution Vacuum String Swiss Cheese Cheese Model 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Dyer
    • 1
  • L. M. Oattes
    • 1
  • G. D. Starkman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Astronomy, Scarborough CampusUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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