General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 907–939 | Cite as

Scalar field counterexamples to the cosmic censorship hypothesis

  • M. D. Roberts
Research Articles


The applications of spherically symmetric solutions of the massless scalar Einstein equations to cosmic censorship are discussed. A new nonstatic solution to these equations is given. The Vaidya form of Wyman's solution is constructed and is shown to obey reasonable energy conditions.


Energy Condition Scalar Field Differential Geometry Einstein Equation Symmetric Solution 
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  • M. D. Roberts
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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